2008 News Archives

  • Fire Destroys Acreage on Short Mountain

    About 30 acres of land on Short Mountain burned Tuesday afternoon. Dispatchers at the county 9-1-1 Center alerted the Short Mountain Fire Department around 1:21pm of a fire along Judge Purser Road. However, recent rainfall may have kept the blaze from spreding further. According to Forester Joe Bryson, “The recent rainfall was helpful in many … Read more

  • Cannon General Sessions Court Activity

    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: Marcus Tenpenny was appointed an attorney. He is charged with failure to appear and possession of a stolen vehicle. His case was set for January 20, 2009. Phillip Underwood … Read more

  • Community Foundation Announces Arts Grants In Cannon County

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization that benefits nonprofits serving worthy causes in 40 Middle Tennessee counties, has awarded the Cannon County REACH Program an Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant. The Arts Build Communities program is funded by the Tennessee General Assembly and administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission and … Read more

  • Farm School For 2009 Is All About Adding Value in Difficult Times

    Farm School For 2009 Is All About Adding Value in Difficult TimesThe schedule for the 2009 Farm School has been announced by the Cannon County UT Extension office. January 8th, will be the first meeting of Farm Family School 2009. The meeting will begin at 7:00 and held in the Regions Bank meeting room. An … Read more

  • More Unemployed in Cannon

    More Cannon Countians are out of work, according to the latest figures from the state. The county unemployment rate for November is 8.8 percent…up from 7.7 percent in October. The county workforce totals 6,860 people…and 6,260 of them currently have jobs. That gives Cannon County the highest unemployment rate in the immediate area. Warren County … Read more

  • Cannon County Teams In Union County Classic

    Holiday break basketball will have Canon County teams on the road for a few days. The Lions and Lionettes are scheduled in the upcoming Union County Classic. Saturday, December 27th Lionettes vs. Somerset, Kentucky Noon, Lions vs. Somerset, Kentucky at 1:30pm Monday, December 29, 2008 Lionettes vs. Grainger County at 3:00 Lions vs. Grainger County … Read more

  • First Methodist Wants To Give Back

    Pastor John Wesley Hembree has announced that First Methodist will be providing a hot meal to anyone who wants to come by today, December 26th, from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Hembree noted that the day after Christmas is traditionally a day when people take “gifts back” and so First United Methodist wants to “give back” to … Read more

  • Local Opinion On Spending Mirrors Nation

    With Christmas day comes the opening of presents. News organizations have been following the shopping habits of persons across the country this year. Reports from national news groups indicate that about 70 percent of the population report that they spent less money this year than last year.For the past week we have asked the readers … Read more

  • TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction work requiring lane closures on Tennessee interstates and state highways beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23 in anticipation of increased Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel. TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely has informed all of the department’s crews and contractors to stop all road construction … Read more

  • Holidays And Where Will All That Wrapping Paper Go?

    The holidays will bring a change of hours for several offices and services in Woodbury and Cannon County. In Woodbury, the trash pickup routes for Thursday (Christmas / New Years) will be made on Wednesdays. Town Hall will close early on Christmas Eve and will be closed until Monday, December 29th. In Cannon County, the … Read more