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Lionettes Beat Smith County Tuesday, Travel To Dekalb County Tonight

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Cannon County Lionette's bats came alive Tuesday night in Carthage as the Lionettes beat a very good Smith County Owlette team 9-3.  Cannon County will now go on the road to face their rival Dekalb County  in Smithville.  Game time to start at 4:30 this afternoon.  The Cannon County High School Baseball team suffered another loss to Smith County 19-3 in Woodbury Tuesday.  The Lions have Clarkrange on the schedule for a doubleheader Saturday.  

Potential Land Use Policies Looked At By County Planning Commission

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Implementing zoning policies and procedures for any county or city is a lengthy process but last night the Cannon County Planning Commission started reviewing potential Land Use Plan Policies for Cannon County.  The draft is the backbone of zoning ordinances.  Upper Cumberland Human Resource Management Planner Shannon Copas worked up several policies for the Commission to look at.  Some of the Possible Industrial Land Use Policies included that sign standards for industrial zoning district shall be developed and incorporated within a zoning resolution and that the county should support all practical efforts both public and private to maintain and improve existing industrial site locations.  Mr. Copas advised taking out the adoption and implementation policy of the International Building Codes of the Land Use Policy as it should be indicated in the zoning ordinances.  The Commission felt it was necessary to take it out altogether until they could study up on the International Building Codes.  Another policy Mr.Copas advised on was that the county budget would be funding for additional personnel such as the salaries, supplies, office space and other expenses of a fully operational Zoning Compliance Officer charged with the administration and enforcement of county-wide zoning codes.  The enforcement is the key to making the zoning policies and plans work. Mr. Copas used the public use plan that he put together as part of a guideline to help the Commission get the paperwork in motion for zoning procedures in the Cannon.  Through the various changes of the plan that was discussed Tuesday night, Mr. Copas will then go and draft a more detailed Land Use Plan for the Commission to look at in their June meeting.

Leaders Needed For "Yes I Can" Diabetes Management Program

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The MTSU Center for Health and Human Services will present five more leadership-training sessions for the Yes I Can! Diabetes Self-Management Program May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at Murfreesboro’s Primary Care and Hope Clinic.
The sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the clinic, located at 1453A Hope Way.
Participants who complete the four-day training regimen will co-facilitate community workshops under a program developed by Stanford University. The Yes I Can! program helps people learn techniques and strategies they need for day-to-day management of diabetes.
Characteristics of a workshop leader include problem-solving abilities; a commitment to help others; a willingness to listen, learn new skills and become a healthy role model; openness to new ideas; and an ability to protect confidentiality.
The training is free, and all materials will be provided. This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.
To register or for more information, contact Cindy Chafin, project manager, at 615-898-5493 or cynthia.chafin@mtsu.edu. An online application form is available at http://mtsu.edu/achcs/YesICan.shtml.

Heart Of Tennessee Red Cross Mash Bash Tickets Now On Sale

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the Heart Of Tennessee American Red Cross Mash Bash event which is being held at the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN on Saturday, May 19th from 6-9 p.m.  The event is a casual affair with country flair, where locals can come to kick-back to enjoy live country music performed by recording artist, Kacey Smith, bar-b-que, beverages and a relaxed atmosphere while supporting a worthy cause.
Red Cross volunteers are selling tickets for $50 per person.   Ticket cost includes food, beverages and fun.  Company sponsorships are still available and range from $250 - $2500 and include event tickets based on giving levels.  All proceeds collected through ticket sales and company sponsorships will go to help the local Red Cross to assist victims of local disasters, such as fires, floods and tornadoes.
“This year guests have the option to arrive at the venue at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, so they can enjoy a free tour of the Distillery before the event,” said Mike Cowles, Executive Director of the Heart of Tennessee Chapter.  “We would also like to sincerely thank the staff at Jack Daniels for working to help us make this event a successful fundraiser for the Red Cross.” For everyone’s safety, all guests should have a designated driver for the evening.  All designated drivers will be given a wrist band when entering and allowed one alcoholic beverage for the evening.
To purchase tickets, become a 2012 event sponsor or for more information contact the Red Cross at 893-4272

BBB Warns Of AT&T Email Scam

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee warns consumers and businesses of a new phishing email scam making the rounds within the last few days.
This emails appear to be coming from AT&T Wireless from an “AT&T Customer Care” address, stating that the recipient’s wireless bill is ready for viewing and encouraging them to click on links to view the alleged bill, pay online, and download a smart phone application to manage the wireless account. However, the links lead to a third party website that downloads a virus onto the recipient's computer instead.
BBB contacted AT&T to confirm that the emails are not originating from their company. An AT&T spokesperson stated “The emails are not originating from AT&T. Be aware that email headers can be forged easily, so the posing sender may not be the real sender. In your browser’s address bar, make sure that the website's address begins with “HTTPS,” and that a lock icon appears. You can click the icon to view security information and certificate details. To verify correspondence, go directly to AT&T's website and fill out information there or call the company directly at 1-800-331-0500 to verify that they are seeking information from you.”
The emails appear to have been totally random in who they are sent to. They have gone to businesses as well as individuals. There is no indication that BBB Accredited Businesses are being targeted.
The spammers' goal is to get as many email recipients as possible to click on the link within the email which redirects to a website infected with malware. If you clicked on the link within these emails, your computer is likely to be infected. The criminals then use that malware to transfer money out of bank accounts or obtain additional email addresses.
The two things people can do right now to prevent being victimized by this scam or other phishing scams:
Install good anti-virus software on your computer(s) and get regular updates of virus definitions several times a day.
    Never click on links in emails that have come to you unsolicited.
If you have clicked on a link in one of these emails, delete the email and your trash folder, and run a complete system scan of your computer or network.

National Crime Victims Week Tree Planting Ceremony In Murfreesboro Today at 2:00

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) is honoring crime victims with a tree planting ceremony in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, April 24, in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.    
The event will take place Tuesday afternoon as follows:   
Tuesday, April 24, 2:00 pm CDT
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
940 New Salem Highway, Murfreesboro
During the event, BOPP will also present a Voice for Victims Award to a local victim advocate. This event is one of eight tree planting events the Board of Probation and Parole is sponsoring in communities across Tennessee this week.


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