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Deese Arrested On Sealed Indictment

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Brandi Lynn Deese

Arrests continue following sealed indictments from the Cannon County Grand Jury. Brandi Lynn Deese, 27, Bryson Court, Woodbury, turned herself in at the Cannon County Jail on Monday, July 26th.

A sealed indictment was returned against Deese by the May term of the grand jury on charges of:

Sale of Schedule II Controlled Substance,

Maintaining a Vehicle for the Purpose of Sale of Narcotics and

Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Sale of Narcotics.

Bond was set at $40,000 by Circuit Judge David Bragg. Deese will be arraigned on the charges by Circuit Judge Don Ash on Friday, August 20th.

Investigators for the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department concluded a nine month drug operation on Friday, May 14th when nine cases were presented to the grand jury.

Presenting the cases to the grand jury as sealed indictments was Investigator Charlie Wilder, who along with Investigator Vance Walker, conducted the drug operation.

Seven defendants have been picked up on those indictments with two remaining un served according to the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.

West Side Educators Attend Red Cross Workshop

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the faculty of West Side Elementary School become one of the best prepared schools in Cannon County. On Tuesday the 27th of July the Red Cross provided, at no expense to the Cannon County School System twenty faculty members in CPR, First Aid and Defibrillator use.

"The safety of our students in paramount to the success of our school. The majority of our faculty members will be trained. By having as many staff members trained as we can, I feel we are minimizing the chances that an incident could occur where a student's health is jeopardized due the response time of our first responders," said Robert Sain, Principal of West Side Elementary School. The Heart of Tennessee Chapter trained over 12,000 people in the past year in CPR, First Aid, AED and Aquatics Safety.

“We are glad to reinvest funds raised in Cannon County to enhance the preparedness of the community. Our chapter is here to help prepare our communities to effectively prepare for and respond to all types of disasters. We have numerous volunteer opportunities in Cannon County to help us fulfill this mission ranging from serving on a Disaster Action Team to becoming a volunteer trainer, said Greg King, CEO of the Heart of Tennessee Chapter.

The Chapter, headquartered in Murfreesboro, can be reached by calling 615-893-4272 .


Cannon County General Sessions Court Activity

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

General Sessions Court

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included:

Sherman T. Rumsey pled guilty to the charge of violation of probation. His probation was extended and he was ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

Troy L. Adams pled guilty to the charge of violation of probation. His probation was extended and he was ordered to pay the court costs.

Ronald Nelson Williams, Jr. pled guilty to the charge of driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail. That sentence was suspended upon an equal amount of time on probation, paying a $50.00 fine and paying the court costs.

Alesia Campbell pled guilty to the charge of violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and she was ordered to serve her entire sentence.

Deborah Crowder pled guilty to the charge of violation of probation. Her probation was revoked and she was ordered to serve her entire sentence.

Lions Football Team Wants You To “Get Smart”

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Football season for the Cannon County Lions begins in less than a month. Along with the practice sessions, members of the team are hoping fans of the team will get smart. Again this year, team members are selling smart cards. Smart cards are promotional discount cards. The purchaser will be entitled to savings at 19 area businesses.

The cards are $15.00 with proceeds going to the football team. Cards are on sale from any member of the team.

Cannon County opens its regular season on Friday, August 20th with a road trip to Spring Hill.

Tradition Returns to Election Night

Monday, 26 July 2010

WBRY AM/FM and the Cannon Courier are sponsoring an election night party on the newly renovated Cannon County square. The event starts at 7:00pm on election night, August 5th, and runs until the votes are counted.

Any conversation about local elections and the courthouse will bring a story about “waiting for the vote.” At one time the election commission was located at the courthouse. The ballots were delivered after the polls closed and the paper ballots were counted by hand. Loud speakers were placed outside the courthouse and the returns were heard as WBFJ (now WBRY) would announce the results.

“With the completion of the courthouse square renovation project, it seems like a good time to begin a new edition of an old tradition,” said Doug Combs, owner/manager of WBRY. The ballot has a large number of candidates. However, many believe that all races could be determined at the county level by 9:00pm.

Many candidates are planning their own parties for that night, according to a few local restaurants. The party on the square will be for everyone, a chance to join your neighbors and friends to hear their votes count.

Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided by WBRY AM/FM and the Cannon Courier.

Win or lose, all candidates are welcome to stop and be part of the party.

County Jobless Rate Rises in June

Monday, 26 July 2010

Cannon County’s jobless rate went up in June. The rate was at 9.6 percent, up from 8.3 percent in May. Approximately 630 people in Cannon County are unemployed.

Jobless rates increased in 72 counties in June, decreased in 17 and remained the same in six counties. Tennessee’s overall unemployment rate for June was 10.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from May. The national unemployment rate for June was 9.5 percent.

Among Cannon County’s neighbors, Rutherford County’s unemployment rate was up from 9.1 percent to 9.3 percent. Wilson County rose one-tenth of a point, to 8.6 percent in June. Coffee County’s rate also went up a tenth of a point, to 10.6 percent. DeKalb County’s rate rose two-tenths of a point to 10.9 percent. Warren County’s jobless rate remains the highest in the area, at 11.9 percent.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, followed by Marshall County at 16.7 percent.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.8 percent, Davidson County was 9.1 percent, Hamilton County was 9.1 percent, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent.


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