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Closings For Tuesday Evening And Wednesday

Monday, 15 January 2018

Local closings Tuesday January 16th
Hilton Stone American Legion Post Meeting Canceled Tonight
Cannon County Vs Livingston game scheduled for tonight has been postponed
Cannon County Convenience Center Closed Today Due To Weather

Wednesday January 17th
Cannon County Schools Are Closed.
Woodbury Head Start Closed
Woodbury Town Hall Opening At 10A

Cannon County Basketball Game Has Been Postponed

Monday, 15 January 2018

Weather has postponed the  Cannon Livingston ballgames tonight.  Makeup date will be announced later

Readyville Man Wrecks Into Russell's Market Charged With DUI

Monday, 15 January 2018

A Readyville man has been arrested for DUI after he allegedly wrecked his vehicle into Russell's Market on Murfreesboro Road.  According to Cannon County Sheriff's Department Reports, Deputies responded to the scene where they found the owner, James Russell Reed, examining te damage to his store where a vehicle had been wrecked into one of the main front pillars of the front overhang.  While the officer was filling out a crash report, a person showed up and stated that the driver of the vehicle was at his house and the person drove the man later identified as Stanley Hale of Tassey Road back to his own residence.  
Hale was picked up at his residence and arrested for DUI and reckless driving.  He was also cited for open container.  Hale is scheduled to appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court June 5th to answer to the charges.


Ambulance Service To Finally Get New Ambulance

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Cannon County Ambulance service will be finally able to get a new ambulance to add to their fleet after the resolution passed during the monthly meeting of the Cannon County Commission Saturday morning.  The budget committee and commission voted to buy an ambulance last year.  The approval was necessary to borrow money for the purchase.  The amount approved will be up to $120,000.00.  The ambulance will bring back the total number of working ambulances to three.  The loan will be repaid from the county's Debt Service Fund over a three year period.  Voting against the resolution were commissioners Russell Reed, Jim Bush, Brent Bush and Greg Mitchell.  
Another resolution that was deferred to the January meeting concerned the Cannon County Rescue Squad.  The resolution was to borrow money to pay the squad $75,000 so that it could repay a loan it obtained for the purchase of a truck.  Tim Bell director of the Cannon County Rescue Squad approached the commission before the truck was purchased and the commission agreed then to help pay for the truck.  The $75,000 will pay the truck off.  The loan will also be repaid out of the Debt Service Fund over a three year period.
The Commission also approved the naming of Nathan Luna to the Cannon County Industrial Development Board.

Nashville Boat Show To Take Place January 18-21st

Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Progressive® Insurance Nashville Boat Show®, Tennessee’s premier boating event, docks in the Music City Center, Thursday, Jan.18, through Sunday, Jan. 21. This year’s show has over 300 boats on display for attendees to view, board and buy, the latest in marine tech and accessories on display, educational opportunities, and fun for all ages and experience levels!
Kids and families will have endless opportunities for fun at this year’s show. New this year, Kendall Newson, a former Miami Dolphin and MTSU football player, will be on-site teaching a kids’ fishing clinic on behalf of his Teach a Child to Fish Foundation. There will also be a free catch-and-release trout pond for kids 10 and under, and kids will get to design their own (paper!) dream boat at the Create-A-Boat Kids’ Toy Boat Building feature. The Power Squadron Boating Simulator returns in 2018, along with the Progressive® Insurance Boat Club’s New Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, where visitors will put themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race!
The Progressive® Oculus Rift virtual reality experience will be part of the new Progressive® Boat Club. In this interactive space, attendees can boost their nautical know-how with topnotch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship, teaching hands-on boating courses for all levels of experience. Plus, attendees can chat with a Progressive expert to ask any questions about boating coverage or get a free quote.
Educational opportunities abound at the show this year, with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on hand with everything one needs to know about the outdoors, boating and fishing, including a Boater Education Class Certification on Friday and Saturday. This year’s show also features professional wake boarders and fishermen, including local fishing legend Joey Monteleone, who will teach his own class and offer tips to visitors. Attendees can also learn how to fine-tune their boats and engines from the experts at Fred’s Shed DIY.
And, of course, the Music City Center showroom will be loaded to the gills with every kind of boat imaginable. All boaters can find something they like at the Nashville Boat Show; whether that’s cruising, fishing, watersports or paddle boats, attendees will be able to find what they want within their budget.

MTEMC Sharing Change Program To Announce Grant Awarding Monday

Sunday, 14 January 2018

MTEMC SharingChange  awards grants to non-profit organizations in Rutherford, Wilson, Williamson, and Cannon Counties.     The grant for this particular organization provides services that are available to Kids in Cannon County.    Many of the grants awarded are for services available to folks in Cannon County like the Center for Courageous Kids
Nestled in the rolling hills of Scottsville, Kentucky, you will find The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK), a world class medical camping facility designed exclusively for children living with medical challenges, who could not attend a traditional camp.  Anyone who walks onto the 168 acre campus will not see sterile medical rooms or hospital beds, but instead they will see colorful walls, cozy lodge rooms with handmade patchwork quilts, horses grazing in the pasture and a beautiful four acre lake stocked with endless amounts of fish. CCK is a hidden Bluegrass treasure where campers and their families, whose daily routines consist of hospital visits, medical treatments, surgeries and endless prescriptions, can finally can let go and experience all the joys of camping – most importantly, they experience normalcy.
CCK is a fabulous opportunity for children who are battling an illness or handicap to come out of the shadows of their everyday lives and step into the spotlight with other children coping with the same challenges and simply have fun.
Operating as a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, the camp’s mission is INSPIRE, EMPOWER, AND ENHANCE the lives of children with serious illnesses– all at no cost to the campers and families. The Center for Courageous Kids first opened its doors in February 2008, and since inception, has welcomed over 28,000 seriously ill children and their families from 45 states and 10 foreign countries.
The camp includes plenty of fun inclusive activities – a therapeutic horseback riding program, indoor swimming pool, six lane bowling alley, theatre, arts and crafts, music therapy, boating, fishing and MORE.  In addition to the camp’s program areas, the staff also educates the campers while here – giving each child the opportunity to develop new skills and learn self-care. What sets CCK apart from a traditional camp is the fact that each activity area is specifically tailored to fit the campers’ individual medical needs.
The Center for Courageous Kids is funded solely by donations from individuals, foundations, health care partners, grants and special fundraising events. Every penny goes to sending a child to camp! To find out how you can donate to The Center for Courageous Kids, volunteer or send a child to camp, please visit www.courageouskids.org or call the camp office at 270-618-2900.


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