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FYH(For Your Health) Researchers Issue Study Results On ADD

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Vanderbilt researchers are issuing results from the largest study yet on
potential risks of drugs treating attention deficit disorder.  The study
mostly dismisses theories the drugs increase the risk for heart disease.
Doctors say it means electrocardiograms aren't necessary before
prescribing the drugs, but recommend taking careful consideration for
children with chronic health conditions.

Cannon County High School Band To Play Service Songs During Veterans Program Friday

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Veterans Day is right around the Corner.  Some of the highlights of the
annual Veterans Day Program Friday at Cannon County High School includes
the recognition of each of the Veterans from Cannon County.  The Cannon
County High School band will play the service songs of the Navy, Army, Air
Force and Marines in which the Veterans will line up accordingly and then
they will give name, rank, time and place of service.  The feature is just
part of a full program which starts at 8:30 Friday morning.
WBRY will broadcast the festivities of the program.

Piano Recital Tonight At MTSU

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

One of MTSU's newest music faculty members will showcase her expertise
Wednesday, Nov. 9, in a free public recital featuring the harpsichord,
fortepiano and modern piano.
Dr. Lillian Pearson, a new adjunct professor in the School of Music and a
specialist in historically informed performance practice, will share her
talents beginning at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in Hinton Hall of the University's
Wright Music Building.
Pearson holds degrees from Florida State University and the University of
Illinois. Her principal teacher has been the Hungarian-trained pianist
Edward Kilenyi, and she recently moved to Nashville, where she also is a
staff accompanist at the Blair School of Music.
She has appeared throughout the continental United States, England, Costa
Rica and China as a soloist and collaborative artist and held positions at
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Westfield State College and
Western Carolina University. In addition to her keyboard expertise,
Pearson is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.
For more MTSU School of Music concert information, call 615-898-2493

SR-56 Hurricane Bridge over Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to Close for One Night

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the Hurricane Bridge on State Route 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to all traffic between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.  The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to pour a portion of the new concrete deck. The work is part of a $26.9 million rehabilitation project which is scheduled to be complete in October 2013. 
The work is weather dependent.  If the contractor is unable to perform the work on Tuesday evening, it will be rescheduled to take place on either the evening of Wednesday, November 9 or Thursday, November 10 during the same time period. 
Message boards will be in place to notify drivers of the closure.  While the bridge is closed, all traffic will be redirected to the currently posted truck detour that utilizes I-40 at Exit 254 to SR-53.  The bridge will be reopened to normal one-lane signal-controlled traffic by 6:00 a.m. the following morning.  The current weight postings of 10 tons for two-axle vehicles and 18 tons for vehicles with three or more axles will continue to remain in effect and will be strictly enforced. 
For travel and TDOT construction information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT's multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Chattanooga area alerts @Chattanooga511.  Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT's SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

Cannon County Commission, Woodbury Mayor and Board Of Aldermen Meet Tonight

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Cannon County Commissioners will begin holding monthly meetings
starting tonight at the Cannon County Courthouse.  Commissioner Bob
Stoetzel will take over as the Chairman of the Commission. On the agenda
will include a discussion of the rules of the meetings, they will discuss
joining with other counties on a resolution to send to the legislature on
revising the "Tennessee Sunshine Law" and reappoint Thea Prince to the
Central Tennessee Planning Region Board.  The meeting starts at 6:00

A resolution to establish a set of parameters by which debt obligations
will be undertaken by the Town of Woodbury. highlights the agenda of the
Town of Woodbury Mayor and Board Of Aldermen also tonight at City Hall.
Other items on the agenda include Lori Christensen of the Woodbury Dance
Studio will address the board concerning the Providence Probation Office
and a review of the proposal from AT & T regarding rent payment on their
cell site located on the old water tank behind Old Manchester Road.

4-H Public Speaking Contests Are Approaching

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

November is the public speaking month here in Cannon County. Currently the
local or class room contests are going on in conjunction with the monthly
November 4-H club meetings.  The county contest will be held on Tuesday,
December 6th at West Side Elementary School with registration beginning at
6 and the contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. All 4-H Club members are  invited
to compete in the county public speaking contest. If any 4-H Member have
not already had their local or classroom contest, please remember that
there is no assigned topic. All 4-H members should refer to their 4-H
yearbook for all the rules, tips, and suggestions. Don't forget that all
county contest participants will receive awards and the top two will
receive the honor of competing and the Sub-Regional Contest, which will
be held in Murfreesboro in January.


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