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Discovery Center Of Murfree Springs To Celebrate New Year's Early For Children

Monday, 31 December 2012

Wear your favorite pajamas and get ready to celebrate the arrival of 2013 a little early.  Countdown to Noon-Murfreesboro's biggest pajama party will be going on from 10A to 12 noon today at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 SE Broad Street in Murfreesboro.  Cost is regular price of admission of $6 per person age 2 and older or free for members.
Festivities will culminate at noon when the kids who would normally be in bed at midnight celebrate the arrival of 2013.  Precisely at noon, everyone at the museum will start throwing streamers and making noise with the noisemakers as well as witness the much anticipated balloon drop.  Call 615-890-2300 for more information

Cannon County Lionettes Semi-Final To Be Broadcast From Florida On Internet

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Hilton Sandestin Beach Basketball Blowout Results Thursday Spanish Fort 63 Cannon County Lions 50. Friday: Paxton 59 Cannon County Lions 34 (Lions eliminated) Cannon County Lionettes 83 Walton 51. Today's schedule Semifinals 5:30 Cannon County Lionettes vs Paxton. Game will be streamcast live including video on jockjive.com today

TV Time Results In Brawl

Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Christmas Eve argument over who's turn it was to watch TV escalated into domestic assault charges against a Cannon County man.  According to police reports Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Miller was dispatched to a Jim Cummings Highway residence.  After arrival, Deputy Miller spoke to Ms. Olive Marx who stated that her brother Elijah Althen had been mad all day and became even more angrier when he was told to let his sister Ms. Carolann Truesdell watch TV because it was her turn.  After Mr. Althen refused to let her, Ms Marx stepped in and turned the TV off.  This action caused Mr. Althen to yell and cuss at Ms. Marx.  Ms. Marx's husband Kenneth Marx, stepped in to intervene at that point.  After Mr. Marx stepped in the hallway heading for his bedroom, Mr. Althen then lunged toward Ms. Marx, and when Mr. Marx got involved Althen assaulted him.  These actions were committed in front of several witnesses including small children in the home.  Althen was then placed under arrest for Domestic Assault and transported to the Cannon County Jail

End of 2012 Brings End To All Federal Extensions Of Unemployment Benefits

Saturday, 29 December 2012

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is warning the approximately 30,000 unemployment claimants who are receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that they are facing the abrupt end of those benefits when the program expires January 2, 2013.
Congress created the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program in 2008 to provide unemployment benefits to workers who have exhausted the first 26 weeks of state benefits (maximum). The original legislation has been amended 10 times since it became effective July 6, 2008.
“We want to alert claimants that they are fast approaching the end of federal extended benefits,” said Labor Commissioner Karla Davis. “EUC08 assistance was created as a stopgap measure for the long-term jobless until they could get work. With that ending in a couple weeks, we encourage claimants to use Jobs4TN.gov and to visit one of our Career Centers across the state for help in finding jobs.”
The last payable week for all claimants receiving EUC08 federal benefits will be the week ending December 29, 2012, meaning claimants will certify for that week and receive their last payment the first week of January. All claimants in the EUC08 program no matter how many weeks they were initially notified they would receive, what tier of EUC they are in, or the amount of balance in that tier will receive their last EUC08 payment during the first week of January.
After January 2nd Tennessee will return to the system in which an approved new claim could have a maximum of up to 26 weeks of Tennessee Unemployment Compensation benefits.
Additional updates will be provided on the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website at www.tn.gov/labor-wfd.

Industrial Development Board To Consider Cumberland Proposal At Next Meeting

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Nissan North America recently awarded the Core Consolidation Project to Cumberland Plastics Corporation out of Woodbury.  The project is a high visibilty project in Nissan and would entail receiving automotive component cores from all Nissan dealers across the US.  Very conservatively according to Cumberland officials, the project will create 7 job with more in the long term.  This new project will require additional space with docks.  Sehkar Reddy president of Cumberland Plastics Corporation has been in communication with Randall Reid chairman of the Cannon County Industrial Development Board on the purchase or renting of the vacant County owned building located at 475 Bryant Lane.  In a letter to County Executive Mike Gannon, Mr. Reddy requested Gannon to help in getting the Bryant Lane Building for rent and or purchase and said that this deal would help Cumberland Plastics to expand and prevent from having to move operations to implement the Nissan Core consolidation project.  Executive Gannon in turn wrote a letter to the Industrial Board Members urging them to consider the proposal.  That proposal along with other potential proposals will be discussed at the Cannon County Industrial Development Board Meeting on Thursday January 3rd.  Other items on the agenda include a update on the PC Disposal debt and the status of THC Select.   A committee will give a report on some industrial park property.  The board will discuss the status of outstanding loans. Set up the meeting schedule of the board for the 2013 year and address the repair requests from Crane Interiors including a sink repair and parking lot gravel.  The meeting will take place at the Cannon County Courthouse at 6:00 on Thursday January 3rd

Dishes On Christmas Wishlist

Thursday, 27 December 2012

On the Christmas wishlist for one Cannon County resident was to replace broken dishes and glassware.  Last Thursday, Cannon County Sheriff Deputy Seth Perry was dispatched to a Seals Hollow Road residence in reference to a break in.  According to police reports, upon arrival, Deputy Perry spoke with Mr. James Furguson.  Mr. Furguson returned home and found that his home had been entered and his cabinets containing dishes and other glassware had been turned over and broken.  A red couch was also slashed with a knife and some plants in a pot had been dumped onto the floor.  When he returned home, he found the doors had been locked back and the only way that was possible was with a key.  Furguson stated that he had been in a relationship with John Olesky and that it had ended badly.  The only person that had a key to the residence was Olesky and stated that he might currently be in Kentucky.  Deputy Perry obtained a written statement from Furguson and photographed the scene.


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