News Archives 2008


TennCare Seeks To Verify Eligibility For Large Group Of Enrollees

Tuesday 15 January 2008The TennCare Bureau plans to ask a federal court to lift a long-standing injunction that keeps the program from checking the eligibility of about 154-thousand enrollees. TennCare Director Darin Gordon says a primary goal is to identify current enrollees who are currently eligible for benefits and ensuring that they remain on the ... Read more

Over The Top Club Will Take United Way To Goal

Wednesday 23 January 2008The goal for this year’s United Way of Rutherford and Cannon County fund drive is $2.6 Million Dollars. The campaign is in its the final days. To help insure the goal is achieved board member Andrew Oppmann has proposed a new club for donors. The Over The Top Club is for anyone ... Read more

Bradyville Man Faces Charges Following Chase

Thursday 31 January 2008A Bradyville man is in hot water after allegedly leading Cannon County deputies on a chase that ended in Coffee County. Clayton Cochren age 18 of McMahon Road was arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and charged with felony evading arrest resisting arrest felony vandalism driving on a suspended license and ... Read more

Constitutional Resolution To Elect Lieutenant Governor Clears Judiciary Hurdle

Monday 11 February 2008The full Senate could vote soon on a resolution to amend the constitution to elect the lieutenant governor and secretary of state. Senate Speaker Pro Tem Rosalind Kurita’s proposed constitutional amendment cleared the judiciary committee by a 5-4 vote. The full legislature elects the secretary of state while the lieutenant governor is ... Read more

Cannon County Begins Play On Regional Level

Thursday 21 February 2008Basketball Continues Tournament play on the regional level begins Friday night. The opening round finds teams in the high seeds on their home courts. Cannon County Lionettes will travel tonight to Sumner County for play with Station Camp. The game is scheduled at 7:00pm. 1540 WBRY urges fans to travel north and ... Read more

Three Departments Respond To Friday Night Fire

Friday 29 February 2008The Mooretown Fire Department responded to a fire call last night. Members were dispatched to 486 George Scott Road. A garage was on fire. The garage was not connected to the house. Mooretown Fire Department Chief Michael George reports that Midway and Woodbury Fire Departments assisted with the effort.

Friday’s Activity In Circuit Court

Friday 7 March 2008Chancellor Robert E. Corlew III presided over the latest session of Cannon County Circuit Court. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Samuel Howell pled guilty to the charge of criminal attempt to commit burglary. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison as a ... Read more

Child Protection Legislation Advances

Friday 14 March 2008Tennessee may soon require convicted sex offenders to provide email addresses and screen names to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) under legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. Judiciary Chairman Mae Beavers said the bill would strengthen Tennessee’s laws against child sex offenders and better protect children online. “Child ... Read more

Diabetes Day Is Tuesday Free Testing At Stones River Hospital

Sunday 23 March 2008Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery although both genetics and environmental factors such as ... Read more

McCall Announces Run For State Representative

Tuesday 1 April 2008 Albert McCall II announced that he will be a candidate for the Tennessee House of Representatives District 46. House District 46 includes Cannon County Trousdale County and the Eastern part of Wilson County. McCall said he is running for State Representative “to represent the common sense values of the voters in ... Read more