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Forged Checks, DUI Amongst Recent Woodbury Arrests

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Woodbury Police recently arrested Jeffery Alexander of Woodbury after he allegedly forged a check in the amount of $125.00 without the authorization of the owner of the checks in which he was found in possession of.  Alexander not only wrote the check he signed the name of the owner to the check that he had forged.  Alexander was also charged with theft in the case.
Other arrests recently made by the Woodbury Police Department included:
Whitney McPeak-Theft under $500, and fraudulent use of food assistance card
James Mitchell Purvis-DUI, Implied Consent
Amanda Porterfield-Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule 2 drug for resale
Charles E. Moody-Criminal Trespass and Evading Arrest
and Matthew Cameron Childs-Simple Possession Schedule 6, Drug Paraphernalia and Public Intoxication.

Lion King Jr. Auditions Coming Up

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Arts Center of Cannon County announces auditions for the local production the Lion King Jr.
The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as King.  Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.  To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar.  The Lion King Jr. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as Hakuna Matada and the Academy Award winning Can You Feel the Love tonight as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
Roles are available for ages 9th grade and under.  Auditions will be held December 11th at 4:00P and December 12th at 6:00P
Come prepared with 16 bars of a song in the musical theater style, a pianist will be provided.  Wear clothing appropriate for a simple dance audition.  This production will be directed by Lindsay Mapes with Musical Direction by Robert Heirs

Letter Of Intent Applications Being Accepted By United Way

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2017 funding cycle.  The Letter of Intent application is the first step in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. It is available to a wide array of diverse community organizations offering programming to benefit the community in the areas of health and financial stability. Collaborative applications are encouraged.
Qualifying organizations will be requested to outline their programming to demonstrate how a United Way partnership specifically provides an outcome in one or more priority issues within health or financial stability. Programs that most closely align with United Way’s mission and meet the criteria will be invited to apply. Additional consideration will be given to applications that provide support or improve lives in the following priority areas: Savings & Assets, Family Sustaining Employment, Affordable Housing, or Manageable Expenses.
Letter of Intent applications are available at www.yourlocaluw.org/letter-intent and are due by January 13, 2017. Letter of intent submission is not a guarantee to be invited to apply for a grant.
Before submitting a Letter of Intent application, please contact Randy Allen, Director of Community Impact for the United Way, at Randy.Allen@yourlocaluw.org or by calling (615) 893-7303 ext. 106.
 

Lions Hosting Owls In Basketball Tonight

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The Cannon County High School basketball teams will be looking for their first district win of the season.  After a rough start in Baxter Friday, the teams will be hosting the Owls teams from Smith County High School.  Smith County Lady Owls come into Robert A Harris Gymnasium with a 4-1 overall record.  After starting the season by beating Lionettes and Lady Owls former head coach Michael Dodgen and his White County Lady Warriors, the Lady Owls were able to use that to start building a four game winning streak.  However their first district contest last Friday also ended in a close loss to Livingston 40-37.  The Owls boys team are 3-2 but won their part of the district contest against Livingston 63-46.  The Lionettes and Lions are both 0-1 in district play.  Lionettes are 2-4 overall while the Lions are 1-5.  Tonight's game in Woodbury tips off at 6:00.  The game will be live on AM-1540/FM107.1 WBRY and streaming online at wbry.com
 

Letter Of Intent Applications Now Available

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2017 funding cycle.  The Letter of Intent application is the first step in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. It is available to a wide array of diverse community organizations offering programming to benefit the community in the areas of health and financial stability. Collaborative applications are encouraged.
Qualifying organizations will be requested to outline their programming to demonstrate how a United Way partnership specifically provides an outcome in one or more priority issues within health or financial stability. Programs that most closely align with United Way’s mission and meet the criteria will be invited to apply. Additional consideration will be given to applications that provide support or improve lives in the following priority areas: Savings & Assets, Family Sustaining Employment, Affordable Housing, or Manageable Expenses.
Letter of Intent applications are available at www.yourlocaluw.org/letter-intent and are due by January 13, 2017. Letter of intent submission is not a guarantee to be invited to apply for a grant.
Before submitting a Letter of Intent application, please contact Randy Allen, Director of Community Impact for the United Way, at Randy.Allen@yourlocaluw.org or by calling (615) 893-7303 ext. 106.
 

Three Die In Smithville Fire

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Three Smithville residents died in a fire over the weekend.  Two others were injured. According to wjle.com
Dead are 27 year old Jeremy Shelton, 36 year old Crystal Fults, and 4 year old Caylix Johnson. Two others, 26 year old Heather Standridge and 23 month old Brantley Johnson were injured.
In a prepared news release, Police Chief Mark Collins reported that “Police responded to 1276 South Mountain Street Sunday, December 4 at 12:16 p.m. for a structure fire with people possibly still in the residence. Five people were inside thehome at the time of the fire including 27 year old Jeremy Shelton, 36 year old Crystal Fults, 26 year old Heather Standridge, and her two children 4 year old Caylix Johnson, and 23 month old Brantley Johnson".
According to Chief Collins, " Jeremy Shelton and Crystal Fults perished in the fire. The children were rescued from the fire by Smithville firefighter, Lt. John Poss and a passerby, Jerry Estes. Estes was passing the residence when he saw the trailer on fire and Heather Standridge standing outside the trailer yelling that her children were still inside. Mr. Estes then climbed through the window where the children were reported to be and rescued 23 month old Brantley Johnson. A short time later, Lt. Poss arrived on scene where he entered the structure and rescued four year old Caylix Johnson who later passed away at the hospital. Heather Standridge and 23 month old Brantley Johnson are currently in ICU at Vanderbilt".
The investigation is still underway by the Smithville Police Department, Smithville Fire Department, and the Tennessee Fire Marshall's Office. Chief Collins said the official cause of fire at this time is still undetermined.
 

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