Local News

Cannon County 4-H Members Participate In Subregional Contest

Monday, 18 February 2013

Hattie Fann, Emily Nave, Bryson Bell, Jessie Kauffman, and Austin Powell who competed in the Sub-Regional Public Speaking Contest recently at Murfreesboro. In order to compete at the Sub-Regional level, these participants placed in the top 3 in their classroom contests, and placed 1st or 2nd in the county contest. Congratulations to Bryson Bell who placed 2nd in the 6th grade division and Emily Nave who placed 3rd in the 6th grade division and to all contestants on a job well done.
Pictured above are Bryson Bell and Emily Nave with their winnings at the Sub Regional Public Speaking Contest held recently at Murfreesboro. Bryson placed 2nd and Emily placed 3rd in a competition featuring the best of the best 6th grade 4-H speakers from Middle Tennessee. Congratulations to Bryson and Emily and all Cannon County participants in the contest.

The 4H subregional public speaking contest took place recently in Murfreesboro.  Several Cannon County 4 H members competed with two members placing second and third place in the subregional contest.  Participating in the contest from Cannon County were Hattie Fann, Emily Nave, Bryson Bell, Jessie Kauffman, Austin Powell, Bradi Mason and Addison Bell.
In order to compete at the Sub Regional level, these participants placed in the top 3 in their classroom contests and placed either 1st or 2nd in the County contest.  6th graders Bryson Bell and Emily Nave   placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the subregional  public speaking contest

Beatles Music Hits Arts Center Friday

Monday, 18 February 2013

All you need is love. That is what these world-class musicians are going to bring to
the Arts Center stage as they celebrate The Beatles, the band that changed rock and
roll and pop music forever. The band Sixty Four is an acclaimed Beatles revue from
Nashville whose members created Sixty Four simply for the love of the Beatles’
music. Sixty Four has performed successful shows all over Tennessee and they are a
crowd favorite at Nashville Preds hockey games and the annual “Abby Road on the
River” festival in Louisville, KY which is regarded as the biggest Beatles tribute
festival in the world. The band will be performing many Beatles favorites at the
Arts Center of Cannon County on Friday, February 22nd with a special acoustic
Beatles set by John Salaway (founding member of Mystery Trip). If you are a Beatles
fan at all, you will not be disappointed.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. The “Blue Porch at
the Arts Center” will be open featuring down home Southern cooking, so join us for
an evening of delicious food and extraordinary music. The Arts Center is located on
1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes
from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville.
Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday. For reservations or
more information check our website at www.artscenterofcc.com or call 615-563-(ARTS)
2787 or 1-800-235-9073.

Senior Center Halfway Through Have A Heart Campaign

Monday, 18 February 2013

Halfway through February and the Cannon County Senior Center is halfway through their Have a Heart Campaign.  The Have a Heart campaign gives members of the Senior Center and the community an opportunity to support the Center through the annual campaign.  Any donation is accepted, from small to large.  The staff of the Center sent out a pink have a heart letter in the mail.  Each person or business that donates to the Senior Center will have their name posted on our Have A Heart wall in the main entrance of the Senior Center.  The staff encourages the public to tell family and friends about this fundraiser as they are hoping to add some new programs and activities for the members this year.  The goal is $6000.  For more information call the Senior Center at 615-563-5304.  With today being President's Day the Senior Center will be closed and will reopen tomorrow with regular hours.

This Week Is Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week

Monday, 18 February 2013

With 2013 already setting a record for Middle Tennessee’s second-highest month ever for tornado outbreaks, emergency managers, meteorologists and broadcasters are engaging in a coordinated campaign to promote Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 17, to Feb. 23, 2013.
“We sometimes wait until the storm is upon us to think preparedness,” said Jim Bassham, director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). “If we consider the lingering impact of Hurricane Sandy and our own experiences with tornadoes already in 2013, it should be pretty clear that waiting to be ready is not a plan that’s going to save your life or the lives of your family.”

Throughout the week, TEMA, the National Weather Service (NWS), Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB) and other support­ing groups will conduct educational activities and drills to help people prepare for tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning and hail.

The NWS and its Skywarn Storm Spotters Network will focus each day of the week on safety steps and warnings for specific weather threats, such as lightning and flash flooding.   For Tennessee’s number one threat, tornadoes, NWS with conduct this year’s statewide tornado drill around 9 a.m., CST, on Wed., Feb. 20.

"As we've already seen in 2013 severe weather can happen any time in Tennessee, but the greatest threat occurs from March through May", said Tom Johnstone, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS in Nashville.  "Severe Weather Awareness Week in February is a chance for Tennesseans to learn about, and prepare for, all of the hazards the upcoming severe weather season will bring."

TEMA, NWS and TAB also plan to host a press conference on Wed., Feb. 20, 2013 at the NWS’ Old Hickory, Tenn. office to highlight and ceremonially sign the new state Emergency Alerting System (EAS) plan.

TEMA will also use the press event to conduct a statewide emergency communications radio exercise to illustrate how emergency responders use technology to communicate with each other during disasters and emergencies.

The state EAS plan provides guidelines as to how Tennessee’s broadcasters, cable and wireline television operators issue warnings to the public.  This is the first major revision to the plan since 1998 and includes more alerting authorities and incorporates many new technologies that did not exist 15 years ago.

“This revised state plan is developed in a spirit of cooperation and coordination in order to give the citizens of Tennessee the best public notification system possible in times of critical need,” said Whit Adamson, TAB president. “Our intent is to review and revise this document on a regular, and as needed, basis through our private and public sector partnership.”

The Tennessee State Emergency Communications Committee conducted the EAS plan revision process with the input of its many members who include: TEMA; NWS; TAB; Tennessee Cable Telecommunications Association; Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; Galain Solutions; National Center for Emergency Preparedness at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Cable, Satellite and Wireline Operators; Public Television; and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

A powerful storm roved across the U.S. on Jan. 29, and into Jan. 30, 2013, bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to Tennessee, and producing 22 tornadoes and widespread wind damage.  This severe weather incident resulted in one fatality and three injuries in the state.

According to NWS records, the total of 22 tornadoes makes the Jan. 30, 2013 event the largest January tornado outbreak in Middle Tennessee history, eclipsing the previous record of 12 tornadoes that occurred on Jan. 24, 1997.  It also makes Jan. 30, 2013 the second biggest outbreak of tornadoes for any month in Middle Tennessee history.  The largest tornado outbreak on record occurred on April 3, 1974 when 24 tornadoes struck the Mid-State.

For more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week and preparing for severe weather, visit TEMA’s website at www.tnema.org, or download TEMA’s ReadyTN smartphone application, http://www.tnema.org/ReadyTN/index.html, available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

New 2013 State Maps Now Available

Monday, 18 February 2013

The official 2013 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 840 in southern Middle Tennessee. This is the first state map in 26 years to show the completed route that bypasses Nashville and provides access to Interstate 40 east and west of Nashville, Interstate 24, and Interstate 65. 
“The state map is a valuable tool for motorists, and can assist them in planning their route through Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The map is free and is also available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state.” 
The 2013 state map can also be downloaded from the TDOT web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/maps.htm.
Pre-printed maps may be ordered from TDOT online at www.tn.gov/tdot/MapOrder/maporder.htm or by mailing a request to: 
Tennessee Department of Transportation
505 Deaderick Street
James K. Polk Building, Suite 900
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0345
Individuals may request up to five free maps. Organizations and schools may order up to one hundred maps for their use. 
The Official 2013 Tennessee Transportation Map is a joint effort between TDOT and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

Lionettes Advance To Championship Game vs Livingston, Lions Fight Hard, Fall Short Play In Consolation

Sunday, 17 February 2013

It only took two quarters for the Cannon County Lionettes to show that a week between playing basketball games wouldn't matter as the Lionettes advanced to the District 8-AA tournament championship game with a 53-42 win over York institute.  The Lionettes made defensive adjustments to take away the backdoor cuts that York used in their last matchup to beat the Lionettes in Jamestown in January.  Cannon got out to a lead of 14 in the second half before York came storming back but only got as close as one point before Cannon went on another run.  Miss Basketball finalist Abbey Sissom scored a team high 23 points   Abby Jakes and Jordan Hollis added 7.  Cannon will now go on to face the Livingston Lady Wildcats in the championship game Monday night at 7:30 at Cookeville High School.  WBRY-AM1540/FM96.7 will have the live broadcast starting at 7:15.  The game will be streamed live online at wbry.com

The Cannon County Lions battled the number one seeded Dekalb County Tigers for thirty and a half minutes before a Lion turnover would give Dekalb enough of a cushion to escape with a District 8-AA tournament semifinal win Saturday night at Cookeville High School.  Cannon battled back late in the third quarter from a 13 point deficit to tie the game early in the fourth.  With about a minute and a half left to go and the ball game tied the Lions committed a turnover and the Tigers capitalized on it to score.  Cannon would then go cold from the field in the last minute as the Tigers ended up winning 69-60.  Cannon was led in scoring by Jarrett Melton and Cory Henley who each scored 18 points.  Cannon will now slide into the consolation game of the district tournament Tuesday night at 6:00.  Their opponent will be the Upperman Bees.


Subscribe to Local News