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2-3 Lions On Road Tonight To Baxter

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Cannon County Lions football team are on the road to Baxter tonight a little short handed.  Defensive starters Dalton Morris and Reece Smith are out of tonight's action as both sustained concussions during last week's loss to a physically aggressive York team.  Two other players have been suspended due to disciplinary reasons, one from an ejection last week.  Alex Clark is also out for the year with a broken ankle and a couple of other team members having ailing injuries that might keep them out come game time.    Even though the team may be short handed, they have an opportunity to beat their opponent in Upperman tonight.  Upperman has struggled with a 2-3 record as they look to finish the second half of the season with 5 region games in a row.  After getting soundly beat against Cookeville, the Bees collected wins against Monterey and last week's come from behind win against region opponent Grundy County 13-12.
The Lions will have to keep their composure as Upperman is another aggressive physical team
Football Friday starts at 5:30 with prep football guru Murphy Fair and Murphy's Matchups, followed by Friday Night Thunder at 6:00 with the Reeds Builder's Supply Pregame at 6:45 and the kickoff at 7:00.  You can hear the game live on AM-1540/FM107.1 WBRY and streaming on wbry.com.

Car and Truck Show On The Square Saturday

Friday, 23 September 2016

The 18th Annual Cannon County Chamber of Commerce Color of Fall Car and Truck Show will take place Saturday at the courthouse square in Woodbury Vehicle registration begins at 8 in the morning until 12 noon.  Judging begins at 9:00.  All cars are judged that enter before 12 noon.  Awards will be presented as soon as judging is completed.  Registration fee is $20 per vehicle.  There'll also be door prizes, trivia contests, 50/50 drawing, vendors and more.  For more information about Saturday's car show call Carolyn Motley of the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce at 563-2222

Police Carrying Out Arrest Warrant Arrests Another In The Way

Friday, 23 September 2016

The Woodbury Police carrying out a single arrest warrant ended up arresting two people after it was all said and done recently.  According to police reports, Larry Van Davis was arrested after he intentionally prevented or obstructed police from arresting Destiny Thompson.  Police went to serve a warrant and asked Davis if Thompson was inside the residence.  Davis stated that she was not here then went into a room and shut the door and let Thompson out of a closet.  After police arrested both Davis and Thompson they found morphine on Davis which is a controlled substance schedule 2 and also a loaded used syringe.  Davis was charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  Other arrests made by the Woodbury Police Department recently
Charles Edward Moody-Criminal Trespassing
Mark A. Thomas-Sexual Battery
Jason Shane Walker-DUI 1st
Angela Dawn Watson-Public Intoxication
Steven Dewayne Davis-Public Intoxication

41A Arts and Music Festival Starts Tonight In Tullahoma

Friday, 23 September 2016

Alabama-born country music singer and songwriter Glen Templeton will headline this year’s 41A Music and Arts Festival, set for the streets of downtown Tullahoma Sept. tonight and tomorrow , the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club has announced.
Known for his singles “Ball Cap,” “Let Her Go,” “Sing That Song Again,” and “Country Boys for Life,” Templeton returns to Tullahoma (he performed at the 2014 festival) to take the festival stage Saturday night following “American Idol” season four runner-up Bo Bice.
Kicking off the Saturday lineup will be 18-year-old Marion County blues-rock guitarist Jesse Black, who takes the stage at noon.
Black will be followed by four-man Indiana band The Hart Strings, The Bobby Tomlinson Band, festival favorites Bad Monkey, and San Diego country artist Alaina Blair.
Van Halen tribute band Fan Halen will headline the Friday night slate of performances, following the return engagement of heavily favored Southern alternative powerhouse Stagger Moon Band.
Nashville-based country duo Sweet Honey kicks off the annual event at 6 o’clock Friday night.
Now in its seventh year, the 41A Music and Arts Festival is a significant source of fundraising for the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club, which uses the proceeds to support area children’s charities.
With donations collected during the free community event in the first six years, the club has been able to contribute more than $66,000 to charities including Tullahoma Day Care, Karing for Kids, 5Loaves4Kids, Coffee County Cares for Families, CASA Works, Talk About Curing Autism, Haven of Hope, and Coffee County Imagination Library.

Volunteer Day For Public Lands Is Saturday

Friday, 23 September 2016

Old Stone Fort State Archaelogical Park will host volunteers on Saturday as part of the nation's largest volunteer day for public lands.  
Folks across the country including volunteers at Old Stone Fort will participate in the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day.
The event will be held from 10A to 4:30P during which time volunteers will continue efforts to maintain vegetation growth on the prehistoric mound in the park

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Friday, 23 September 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.
Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.
It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.
Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at www.ucdd.org or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.


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