News Archives 2008


Heartbreaker For The Lions

Friday 19 October 2007Cannon County Lions lost on the road Friday night to Upperman Bees by a score of 35 to 34. Replay of the game can be heard on 1540 WBRY Saturday morning at 8:05.

Circuit Court Hears Pleas From Grand Jury

Friday 26 October 2007The defendant’s indicted by the September 2007 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury appeared in Circuit Court Friday to enter formal pleas to their charges. Those persons who pled guilty during Friday’s session included: Lonnie Burnett pled guilty to the charge of reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to 2 years in ... Read more

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

Friday 2 November 2007Tennessee State Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman would like to remind Tennesseans to “Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries” this Sunday for daylight savings time. Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. The smoke and toxic gases generated by a fire can cause you to sleep more deeply making ... Read more

Gordon Accepting Service Academy Applications

Monday 12 November 2007U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon is accepting applications through Dec. 1 from Cannon County students seeking nominations to the U.S. service academies. The U.S. Naval Academy Air Force Academy and Military Academy all require a nomination to be considered for admission. Gordon is accepting applications from high school seniors or recent graduates who ... Read more

New Charges On Current Resident Of County Jail

Monday 19 November 2007A man accused of spitting at Cannon County Sheriff’s deputies and then telling them he had hepatitis is in trouble again but this time he was not in a public place when he committed his crime. David Allen Bedwell age 29 allegedly attacked a Cannon County Jailor with his shoe while being ... Read more

Construction Underway Along John Bragg Highway

Wednesday 28 November 2007That was not thunder many of us have heard the past few days. Construction to make way for one of the county’s newest businesses is underway. The site is located just outside of the Woodbury town limits along the John Bragg Highway. The property is across from the Art Center of Cannon ... Read more

Shooting On Hills Creek Road Moves To Court

Wednesday 5 December 2007The details of a Cannon County man’s alleged attempt to murder two sheriff’s department deputies were revealed to General Sessions Judge Susan Melton on Tuesday. Wesley Barrett was arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and reckless endangerment after a shoot-out with deputies ... Read more

December Meeting Of Cannon County Board of Education

Friday 14 December 2007A variety of topics filled the December meeting of the Cannon County school board. The board’s meetings are rotating among the schools in the system. Thursday’s meeting was held at Cannon County High School. An end may be nearing with a dispute over construction at Woodland School. The board voted to proceed ... Read more

Charges Brought After Break In Of Vehicle

Wednesday 26 December 2007A Bradyville woman is in big trouble after allegedly breaking into a vehicle and stealing a local residents wallet. Jamie Sheree Hiles was arrested by Assistant Woodbury Police Chief Darrell Young and charged with theft over $500.00 and burglary of an automobile after she allegedly entered a vehicle parked at a local ... Read more

Cannon County Crash Claims Life Of DeKalb Man

Monday 7 January 2008One man died two were injured Friday in a one vehicle crash in Cannon County. Chad J. Reeder 20 of Big Hill Road Smithville died the result of injuries from the crash of the vehicle he was driving. Two passengers were injuried Zackery D. Turner 20 of Pea Ridge Liberty and a ... Read more