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Cannon Rabies Clinics Continue Saturday

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Cannon County Rabies Clinics will continue tommorrow.  The schedule calls for Dr. Gayle Tate to be at the Westside School from 8:30-9:00 in the morning followed by a stop at the Bradyville Church of Christ from 9:15-9:45, the Ivy Bluff Methodist Church from 10:15-10:30 and will wind everything up with a visit at the Woodland School from 10:45-11:15 Saturday morning.  The costs is $.8.00 per animal.  Cash or check only.  The Clinics will wrap up on Saturday April 20th

More Teams Added To Walk Across Tennessee

Thursday, 11 April 2013

There are currently twenty-nine “Walk Across Tennessee” teams in Cannon County this Spring striving to log 500 miles of physical activity in five weeks starting April 7.  That is more teams than last fall. We have one complete returning team, the 1962 Golden Girls, a group of friends who are members at the Senior Center.  They are certainly setting an excellent example for all of us to remain active throughout life. 
We also have the youngest team we’ve ever had, Pink Nightmare.  The team captain is ten years old.  We should all cheer on these young people as they begin this journey toward being physically active.
Local businesses are forming teams as well. First National Bank has an inner office rivalry going on between the Cheetah Girls and Kickin’ Asphalt.  Regions Bank and First Bank are participating for the first time with Eddie and the Regionettes and Bankin’ On It.
West Side School deserves some recognition already for having the most teams from a school with four teams.  The Weight Watchers that meeting in Woodbury have also put together three teams.
For the Walk Across Tennessee program participants record miles individually and keep track of their total for the week.  It is turned into the team captain who gives the team total for each week to the UT Extension Office.  Weekly totals will be shared on a map of Tennessee located at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office.  From Memphis to Nashville it is 210 miles, 388 miles to Knoxville and 500 miles to Bristol, TN.  Good luck to all of the teams and whether or not they make it to 500 miles they are all being active which is good for their health.
The WAT teams are as follows: 

  • 1962 Golden Girls – Reba Denny, Linda Lee King, Faye Smithson, Katie Prater, & Virginia Rogers
  • Bankin’ On It – Hollie Parker, Mindy Gunter, Cynthia Kodavanti, Charlie Gunter, & Cindy Borzick
  • BOE Strutters – Lisa Black (captain), Jackie Martin, Shannon Bacon, Darlene Witty, Douglas Jennings, & Pam Sonderman
  • CC Health Dept. – Linsey Arfsten, Andrea Fox, Nick Arfsten, Michael Railing, & Joyce Mason
  • CC Health Dept. 2 – Nora Mitchell, Karen Maloney, Ana Bustamante, Monica Cantrell, & Joe Thomas Mitchell
  • Cheetah Girls – Britta Phillips, Judy Spry, Felicia Brown, Denise Johnson, & Angela Moore
  • Eddie & the Regionettes – Cheryl Johnson, Eddie Sykes, Glenda Sykes, Sandra Walker, & Freddie Walker
  • E – “Lemon”ators – Angel Neall, Terri McCoy, Missy Hatfield, Mary Neall, & Brittany McCoy
  • Galloping Chicks – Alice Pack, Katie-Marissa Pack, Jessica Johnson, Shannon Jones, & Linda Jennings
  • In Your Face – Kim Smithson, Jenni Arnold, Teresa Stoetzel, Susan Taylor, & Diane Foster
  • Java Janes – Beth Davis, Sarah Pruitt, Lara Bodary, Jessica Mason, & Andrea Morris 
  • Kickin’ Asphalt – Shellie Rigsby, Krista Trail, Kasey Bogard, Michele Asbury, & Cindy Pitts
  • No Pain, No Gain! – Sarah Nokes, Cathey Parker, Trisha Robinson, Ray Robinson, & Augusta Donnell
  • Old Souls – Dale Collins, Art Bensmiller, Austin Jennings, Virgil Young, & David Peeler
  • Pink Nightmare – Aidan Davis, August Morris, Eden Bodary, Claire Bodary, & Cadee Davis
  • Proclaimers – Berry Weigle, Barbara Davis, Ronald Davis, Debbie Parker, & Kristen Gold
  • Quick Steppers – Doris Markum, Bob Paredes, Hub Haley, Jane Jennings, & Don Walterhouse
  • Roadrunners – Sharon Shirley, Danny Shirley, Alison Roberts, Gail Markum, & Charles Markum
  • Team West Side – Tammy Noblin, Kathy Mullins, Melissa Anderson, Lori Campbell & Kendria Smithson
  • Tennessee Travelers – Kathy Simon, Michael Simon, Faye Naylor, Phyllis Barton, & Margaret Vassar
  • Thursday’s Locos – Melissa Teply, Saul Teply, Eli Morris, Amy Harrington, & Will Harrington
  • The Striders – Lynn Gragg, Josie Sissom, Britan Huddleston, Kristi Wilson, & Chassity Burks
  • Walkie Talkies – Carla Bush, Charlotte Peay, Valerie Bush, Brian Elrod, & Tracy Elrod
  • Walking Wonders – Dorinda Mankin, Rachel Young, Dannette Mooneyham, Lisa Baird, & Penny Daniels
  • Warrior Walkers – Joanie Blackburn, Chris Blackburn, Anita Patrick, Melanie Fann, & Ray Patrick
  • Whippoorwill Walkers – Andrea George, Beth George, Heather George, Evan Sharp, & Sherry Simpson
  • WW Walkers 1 – Jackie Pitts, Hazel Davis, Penny Gray, Brittany Fults, & Lori Schmitz
  • WW Walkers 2 – Betty Keaton, Charlene Golf, Krista Puckett, Pat Williamson, & Elizabeth Hartfield
  • WW Walkers 3 – Terry Frala, Marie Frala, Debbie Gilley, Jan Bishop, & Mark Bishop

Keep track of each team’s progress by going to our UT Extension, Cannon County website at: utextension.tennessee.edu/cannon/ or facebook.com/UTExtensionCannonCounty
Being physically active is one of the best things you can do to improve and maintain your health, yet nearly two-thirds of Americans aren’t getting the activity they need.  Consider taking up walking with your friends and your family.  For more information about Walk Across Tennessee contact Carla Bush, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office, 615-563-2554.
The University of Tennessee Extension provides programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development.  The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and county governments cooperating.  UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Murfreesboro Man Leads Police On High Speed Chase Into Cannon County

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A Murfreesboro man led four law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase into Cannon County  Monday morning.  According to dnj.com 23 year old Cortavis Marable allegedly chased a woman down with her own car.  The woman reported to police that she agreed to give Marable a ride to another Murfreesboro residence but once they got there Marable refused to get out of the car.  After they got back to where the woman lived, Marable became violent causing the woman to jump out of the car and ran off.  Marable slid over into the driver's seat and ran her down.  When police arrived at the scene, they saw Marable speeding away from the scene and that's when the high speed chase ensued.  Joining the Murfreesboro Police in the pursuit were the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Cannon County Sheriff's Department.  The chase ended in Cannon County where Marable was arrested.

April 15th Deadline To Report Hay and Pasture

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds DeKalb County and Cannon County producers, who obtained a NAP (Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program) policy on crop year 2013 hay or pasture, they need to visit the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency to make their crop acreage report for hay and/or pasture by April 15, 2013. This is a requirement of the program to be eligible for benefits in the event of a disaster.
For additional program details, contact the DeKalb/Cannon County Farm Service Agency, located at 647 Bright Hill Rd., or phone the office at 615-597-8225, extension 2.

BlueCross Offers Middle Schools Chance to Rev Up PE

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tennessee middle schools looking to improve their physical education programs can get a new PE curriculum, training for their teachers and equipment for their students through the Shape the State program of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation.
Now in its third year, the program has awarded 40 Shape the State grants, valued at $10,000 each to Tennessee schools serving middle grades students. Twenty more schools will be selected this year. Applications will be accepted on the Shape the State website April 15 through May 3. Winning schools will be announced May 17.
“Tennessee educators are eager for avenues to improve their students’ health status and we are pleased to be able to offer them this opportunity,” said Calvin Anderson, BlueCross senior vice president and executive director of the foundation. “It has been gratifying to see the first 40 Shape the State schools take their students health to a higher level.”
In addition to supplying the acclaimed SPARK physical education curriculum, teacher training and equipment, schools earning the grants get an additional $1,000 to spend at their discretion on their health, nutrition and wellness programs.
The Shape the State program was launched in 2011 with the middle school grants. It expanded in 2012, partnering with Tennessee Coordinated School Health to place the OrganWise Guys nutrition and wellness program into 80 elementary schools. The Foundation has made supporting programs designed to fight childhood obesity in Tennessee a major priority.

General Sessions Court Report Tuesday April 9 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Judge Susan Melton presided over General Sessions Court on Tuesday.  Some of the results of the various cases that appeared on the docket included:
Desiree Marie Andrews pled guilty to DUI.  She was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was partially suspended upon serving 42 days in jail, equal time on probation, losing her license for 1 year, paying $350.00 fine and the costs.
Deborah Young Jones pled guilty to reckless endangerment.  She was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was partially suspended upon serving 5 days in jail, equal time on probation, paying a $525.00 fine and the costs.  In another case Jones pled guilty to simple possession.  She was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time on probation, paying a $250.00 fine and the costs.
Tequilla Mounette Miller agreed to the violation of her probation.  She was ordered to serve 45 days in jail.
Jonathan Edgar Payton pled guilty to theft under $500.00.  He was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time on probation and paying the costs.
Alexander Kirk Webb agreed to the violation of his probation.  He was ordered to serve 60 days and his probation was extended 9 months 27 days.  In another case Webb pled guilty to attempted failure to appear.  He was sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was partially suspended upon serving 60 days, equal time on probation and paying the costs.
Robyn Alesha Wilmoth pled guilty to resisting arrest.  She was sentenced to 6 months in jail.
Thomas Coleman’s charges of initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine and 3 counts of driving while license revoked were bound over to the May term of the Grand Jury.  In another case Coleman agreed to the violation of his probation.  He was ordered to serve his original sentence.
Chad Fox’s charges of initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing methamphetamine were bound over to the May term of the Grand Jury.
Rebecca lynn Hood’s charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for manufacturing methamphetamine and public intoxication were bound over to the May term of the Grand Jury.
After a preliminary hearing, probably cause was found against Russell Dale Walls for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful carrying of a weapon and assault with bodily injury. Those charges were bound over to the May term of the Grand Jury.


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