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Lions and Lionettes Host Upperman Tonight

Friday, 5 February 2016

The Cannon County Lions and Lionettes high school basketball teams are back at home tonight as they host the Upperman Bees and Lady Bees basketball teams.  Lady Bees are 11-0 in District play and they have clinched at least a tie of being regular season champions with three games left to go.  Upperman enters the game on a 18 game winning streak.  These two teams met in Baxter January 12 and it resulted in a 62-26 win for the team from Baxter.
The Cannon County Lions should be focused for their game against the Bees.  Coming off a win on the road against York, the Lions have put themselves in a position for a chance to finish the district season strong and climb out of last place heading into the tournament.  It's one game at a time and tonight is the rematch of a game they lost in January in a heartbreaking fashion.  Both Bee teams are ranked in the top ten in the state.
The games will be on live on AM-1540/FM107.9 WBRY streaming live on wbry.com.  Tipoff is at 6 tonight.

Permanent Bin Available At Sheriff's Department To Get Rid Of Unwanted Prescriptions

Friday, 5 February 2016

The Cannon County Sheriff's Department announces they are now a member of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Unwanted Pharmaceuticals Take Back Program.  With the program, the Sheriff's Department and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is able to provide a permanent bin which is now installed in the lobby of the Cannon County Sheriff's Department building for Cannon County residents to collect unwanted and expired medication that have the potential to be a safety, environmental, and health concerns for the citizens and the occupants of their homes.  
The bin is available to the public from 7A-4P Monday through Friday.  Sheriff Darrell Young emphasizes that residents can drop off their unwanted and expired medications at no cost and no questions will be asked.  The bin is off limits to pharmacies and hospitals however as they have their own rules and regulations of medication destruction.  
This program will be a great asset to the community as it gives residents of Cannon County a way to dispose of their unwanted and/or expired medications rather than waiting for surrounding counties to put together a drug take back event which sometimes takes months in the process.

Schools Recognize Counselors

Thursday, 4 February 2016

National School Counseling Week is Feb. 1–5. This week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. "School counselors work with all students to remove barriers to learning by addressing students’ academic concerns, career awareness in postsecondary options and personal/social skills,” said Kwok-Sze Wong, executive director of the American School Counselor Association. “Comprehensive school counseling programs help to increase student achievement and provide a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School counselors are integral to student success."
Cannon County Schools would like to show our appreciation to our school counselors.   Their job is crucial to our students’ success in the classroom and in their life outside of school.  . School counselors for Cannon County Schools are as follows:    Holly Luna,  Kasey McGee,  Health Roberts, and Suzette Sanderfer.

Senior Center Begins Have A Heart For Seniors Campaign

Thursday, 4 February 2016

In the month of February, the Senior Center provides the members and the community an opportunity to support their programs.  The Have a Heart For Seniors campaign allows people to give a tax-deductible donation starting a Bronze level of $5 going up to Titanium level which is $1000 and over.  All contributors will be posted on the Have a Heart For Seniors CampaignWall in the main foyer of the Senior Center.  You can make an individual contribution, a business contribution or a contribution in memory or in honor of someone.  The names will remain on the plaques for one year ending February 1st 2017.  You can make your donation in person at the Cannon County Senior Center 609 West Lehman Street Woodbury or call 615-563-5304 for more information.

Lions End 9 Game Losing Streak Tuesday Night

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The losing streak is finally over for the Cannon County Lions Boys Basketball team.  The current nine game skid came to a halt as Cannon County went up to York Institute and beat the Dragons on their home court.  Lions led by as many as 10 throughout the game, survived a York run in the third and won by 13 61-48.  Briar Jakes led the Cannon County scorers with 17 while Austin Martin added 15 and Anton Knox continued providing a spark at times scoring 11.  The win also signified Cannon's first win in District 8-AA play out of 11 tries this season.  
The York Institute Lady Dragons in the opener got out to a 12 point lead by half over the Cannon County Lionettes.  Lionettes couldn't get any closer than 8 points in the second half and as a result lost their third game in a row 55-47 to York.  Cannon had three players in double figures with Maleah Scott leading the way with 21 points while Autumn King had 13 and Tori Knox finished with 11
The basketball games originally scheduled for Thursday at Van Buren County has been moved to Monday February 8th

Overall Caught In Stolen Vehicle In Rutherford County

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A Woodbury man who had an active warrant out of Cannon County was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after a traffic stop Monday.  According to Murfreesboro police reports, Murfreesboro Police stopped a grey Toyota Tundra after running the tag of the vehicle and it came back stolen.  The driver Bryan Overall of Woodbury had a warrant out of Cannon County for theft over $10,000.  While placing Overall under arrest, police recovered four unique coins, five piece of jewelry that were determined to be stolen.  Overall told police he was going to pawn the jewelry and coins.  The coins and jewelry belonged to the owner of the Tundra.  Police also found a syringe in the truck.  Overall allegedly admitted to having a problem with heroin in the past and forgot about the syringe.  The vehicle along with the coins and jewelry were returned to the owner.  Overall was charged with theft under $500 and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


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