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Lions And Bees End Football Season Tonight

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Cannon County Lions football team will close out the 2014 season tonight as they fight to stay out of the bottom of the district.  That's been the spot the Lions have been in since the 2010 season.  Their opponent tonight the Upperman Bees have been in the cellar right along with the Lions until a break out year last year  The Bees are right back in the hunt for last place this year though as their district record is 0-5 but their overall record is 4-5 for the season.  The game is in Baxter tonight meaning it's Senior Night for Upperman but a win tonight by the Lions would have them finish the district at 2-4.  We start Football Thursday tonight at 6:00 with Murphy's Matchups followed by Tailgate at 6:45.  Kickoff is at 7:00.  You can hear the entire game on AM-1540/FM96.7 WBRY, online at wbry.com and through the smartphones and tablets by using the TuneIn Radio App WBRY

Political science expert speaks Oct. 30 at MTSU Honors College

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A noted political science author, editor and Dana Professor of Government at Berry College in Berry, Georgia, will be an upcoming guest lecturer at the MTSU Honors College.
Peter Augustine Lawler will provide a free public lecture titled “The Future of Our Liberty is Confusing” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building’s Simmons Amphitheatre (Room 106). To find parking and the building location, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.
In addition to his role at Berry College that includes teaching courses in political philosophy and American politics, Lawler serves as executive editor of “Perspectives on Political Science,” he is past chair of the politics and literature section of the American Political Science Association and was a member of President Bush’s Council on Bioethics.
Lawler’s most recent book, “Allergic to Crazy,” is a compilation of some of his essays.
His other books include “Modern and American Dignity,” “Postmodernism Rightly Understood” and “Aliens in America.” He has become a popular and influential blogger and spoken at more than 100 colleges and universities.
A reception will follow his scheduled one-hour talk.

Cannon County Commission Agenda For Meeting November 6th

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Cannon County Commission will meet in regular session Thursday November 6th at 5:00 in the courtroom of the Cannon County Courthouse.  
1.  Call To Order
2. Prayer
3.  Roll Call
4.  Appoint Commissioner to four county regional solid waste planning board
5.  Approve resolution for Ambulance Center loan
6.  Approve committees for 2014/2015
7.  Billy Kauffman would like to address the Commission
8.  Todd Hollandsworth to address the Commission on behalf of the 911 committee
9.  New Business
10.  Old Business
11. Adjorn

Westside Principal Karen King Attends Tuesdays Conference

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Karen King Principal of West Side School attended a statewide conference for education leaders Tuesday night in Nashville. Ms. King was amongst the nine state finalists for the Tennessee Principal of the year award.  Also named last night was the Supervisor of the year, which was chosen from 8 finalists.  
 “Strong leadership plays a fundamental role in student learning, and it is our honor to recognize these individuals that have led their district and school to great success,” said Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. “We are grateful for what they have done to prioritize the needs of students and improve outcomes for kids.”
The annual Principal of the Year and Supervisor of the Year awards recognize administrators who have helped build a better education for Tennessee students through their leadership, programs, and vision.  Although Ms. King didn't win the overall award, she did get recognized for being chosen as Principal of the Year in the Upper Cumberland region.

Homes Still Needed For Woodbury Lions Club Christmas Home Tour

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Two or three additional homes are needed to complete  the list for the 20th annual Woodbury Lions Club Christmas Home Tour. Each year homes in all areas of the county have been open for this popular Christmas Season opening event. This year the tour will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Tickets will go on sale soon at $7 with all funds going to the Lions Club charities account.
Anyone interested in placing their home on this year’s list, or for more information, should contact event chairman Bill Smith (563-5337) or Sue Patrick (563-1328) before November 10.

Former Cannon County Resident Involved In Road Rage Incident In Rutherford County

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

 An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.
Driver Charles Edward Jakes, 41, of Ewing Boulevard, suffered the stab wound during a heated argument on Cranor Road and Old Woodbury Highway, said Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin. Jakes was treated by Emergency Medical Services paramedics and flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was later released.
After consulting with District Attorney Jennings Jones and Assistant DA J. Paul Newman, Sgt. Goodwin charged suspect Jeff Robinson, 50, of Highship Road with criminal attempted second-degree murder.
The investigation showed Jakes and Robinson were speeding on Cranor Road when Robinson passed Jakes, Sgt. Goodwin said. They stopped at the intersection of Old Woodbury Highway where they started arguing.
Witnesses reported Jakes turned away and Robinson struck him in the back of the head, the detective said. Jakes turned around and pushed Robinson.
“He was stabbed by Robinson in the center right abdomen,” Sgt. Goodwin said.
Sheriff Robert Arnold recommended people who are the target of an angry driver should not confront the driver but immediately call the Sheriff’s Office at 898-7770.


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