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Lions Travel To Carthage Tonight For Last Road Game Of The Season

Friday, 14 October 2011

A team that hasn't lost a game all year will host a team that hasn't won a game all year.  The Smith County Owls are 7-0 and are ranked number 2 in the state and will be hosting the Cannon County Lions who are 0-8 tonight at 7:00.  Our Friday night football coverage begins at 5:45 with Murphy Fair and Murphy's Matchups.  The Friday Night Thunder pregame crew takes over at 6:00 with live on the field reports from high schools throughout the state of Tennessee.  6:45 Coach Joel Schrenk will be ready for the Coaches Corner followed by the game at 7:00 and after the game we'll wrap up our high school football coverage with high school final football scores from all around the area on the postgame of Friday Night Thunder.  Tune in tonight beginning at 5:45 on AM 1540, FM 96.7 WBRY

Board Adopts Changes To Lice Policy

Friday, 14 October 2011

A tower for amateur radio communications will be placed at the high school
due to the unanimous vote by the Cannon County Board Of Education during
Thursday night's regular monthly meeting at the Cannon County Courthouse.
The commercial grade tower valued at $1600 was donated from Smyrna.  It
will be placed at classroom 115 which is Cannon County Amateur Radio Club
leader and Cannon County High School Teacher Mr. William Curtis homeroom
is located.  The plan is to install sheet metal to the point to prohibit
any climbing of the tower.  As of right now there are 10 student members
of the Amateur Radio Club comprised of sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The goal is to get all ten members to be fully FCC licensed amateur radio
operators. There is no costs or upkeep costs for this tower.  The club is
still waiting word to find out if they are awarded a Grant from Middle
Tennessee Gas.
In other actions the board approved Woodbury Grammar School principal Ms.
Bonnie Patterson's applications for two grants.  One is a $150 grant
awarded by the Middle Tennessee Gas company to help with funding for the
chili supper of the Harvest Festival.  The second grant is the Thinkfinity
grant through Verizon Wireless in the amount of $5000.  The grant if
awarded would be used to fund an after school tutoring program for the
Grammar School.  The program would help 12-14 students and would not take
away anything from the REACH program.
The Board approved changes in regards to the lice policy.  All board
members approved the changes with the exception of Chairman Randy Gannon.
Changes include a copy of board policy along with a copy of the treatment
and prevention of head lice document will be sent home to explain the
condition, requirements for readmission and deadlines for satisfactory
completion of the treatment.  A student will be expected to have met all
requirements for treatment and return to school no later than two days
after being sent home.  After a student has been sent home satisfactory
evidence must be submitted to school personnel that the student has been
treated for head lice.  The evidence may include a satisfactory
examination by school health officials, designee or teacher or staff
member of the school.
The ongoing problem with several air-conditioners and heating units
continue at the Woodbury Grammar School.  Trane Company which manufactures
and sells the units has indicated they will try to evaluate the problem as
to why some of the units are not working but have yet to communicate with
the Schools Central Office as to what the problems are and what solutions
are available.  The concern that with the colder temperatures around the
corner that the Grammar School will have classrooms without heat.  School
Director Barbara Parker ensured the board they will step up communications
with Trane Company in order to get them to fix the problems.
Next regular board meeting will be November 10th

Another Arrested In Meth Discovery From The Weekend

Friday, 14 October 2011

Following further investigation by the Woodbury Police Department, Officer
John Fesmire arrested 33 year old Marissa R. Giley and charged her with
facilitation of the manufacture of methamphetamine.  Gilley resided at 905
Roberts Ave here in Woodbury.  This past Saturday James Chadwick Emberton
of the same address was arrested and charged with manufacture of
methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Gilley was charged
after an investigation showed that she had purchased ingredients to
manufacture methamphetamine.  Chief Tony Burnette questioned Gilley who
admitted to purchasing ingredients used in the process. Gilley was booked
Wednesday where she was placed under a $50,000.00 bond.  She will appear
in General Sessions Court Tuesday November15th

Woodbury Man Arrested In Connection With Murfreesboro Drug Store Theft

Friday, 14 October 2011

A man police believe robbed a Northfield Boulevard Walgreens pharmacy of
more than 100 painkillers was arrested last week after he was found
passed out from an overdose nearby.  According to the dnj.com police say
that Timothy Dan Meeks of Dillon Street in Woodbury is the person
responsible for robbing Walgreens October 4th of more than 100 Opana
painkillers.
Murfreesboro Police Detective Ed Gorham after watching the store video of
the robbery reported that Meeks was identified as the suspect and charged
accordingly.
Meeks was transported to the Middle Tennessee Medical Center's emergency
room after being charged and remained there until October 8th.  He was
booked into the Rutherford County Jail on aggravated robbery charges.  A
court date is pending

Cannon County General Sessions Court From Tuesday

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on
Tuesday.  Some of the results of the various cases that appeared on the
docket include:
James Matthew Beecham agreed to the violation of probation.  He was
ordered to serve 30 days in jail and his probation was extended 10 months
27 days.
Brandy Resha Campbell pled guilty to domestic assault.  She was sentenced
to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time
on probation, paying restitution and the costs.
Barry Tracy Harris pled guilty to DUI 3rd offense.  He was sentenced to 11
months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was partially suspended upon
serving 120 days in jail paying an $1100.00 fine, losing his license for 3
years and paying the costs.
Noah Wesley Harris pled guilty to driving without a license.  He was
sentenced to 30 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time
on probation, paying a $2.00 fine and the costs.
Chase McKenzie Hearth pled guilty to criminal trespassing.  He was
sentenced to 30 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time
on probation and paying the costs.
Mark Allen King pled guilty to driving without a license.  He was
sentenced to 30 days in jail.  That sentence was suspended upon equal time
on probation, paying a $2.00 fine and the costs.  In another case King
pled guilty to driving without insurance.  He was ordered to pay a $10.00
fine and the costs.
Vickie Suzanne McClure's charge of theft over $1000.00 was bound over to
the January term of the Grand Jury.
Wendy Deanna Mears pled guilty to dogs at large.  She was sentenced to 30
days in jail.
Johnny Nathaniel Mitchell pled guilty to domestic assault.  He was
sentenced to 11 months 29 days in jail.  That sentence was partially
suspended upon serving 30 days in jail, probation extended 10 months 29
days and paying the costs.
Johnny N. Mitchell agreed to the charge of contempt of court.  He was
ordered to serve 10 days in jail.
Christopher Lee Singer's charges of maintaining a dwelling, manufacture of
marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, were bound over to the January term of
the Grand Jury.
Mary Kristen Singer's charges of maintaining a dwelling, manufacture of
marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were bound over to the January term of
the Grand Jury.
Jonathan Lynn Herman agreed to the violation of probation.  He was ordered
to serve until 11/24/11 with credit for time served, probation extended 10
months 16 days and to pay the costs

Cannon County Sheriff's Department Helps in TennCare Fraud

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A Warren County woman is charged with TennCare Fraud in Cannon County,
accused of using the state's public healthcare insurance program to obtain
prescription drugs, which she later sold.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), assisted by the Warren and Cannon
County Sheriff's officers, today announced the arrest of Jennifer D.
Woodlee, 29, of Dover.
Woodlee was indicted on one count of TennCare fraud for presenting a
prescription for the painkiller Hydrocodone, using TennCare to pay for the
prescription while intending to sell a portion of it.
"This is another example of local law enforcement working with the OIG
when TennCare fraud is suspected," Inspector General Deborah Faulkner
said. "Anyone who spots TennCare fraud can contact the OIG and we can work
together to stop this crime."
The TennCare fraud charges against Woodlee could result in a two year
sentence, if convicted. District Attorney General William C. Whitesell,
Jr. is prosecuting.

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