News Archives 2008


U.S. Chamber Presents Gordon With Spirit of Enterprise Award

Wednesday 9 April 2008U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon left accepts the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber president and CEO Tom Donohue. Gordon received the award for his support in Congress of key business issues. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon with its Spirit of Enterprise Award ... Read more

Commission Covers Variety Of Topics In Meeting

Sunday 20 April 2008Cannon County is going to be achieving a technological milestone following Saturday’s meeting of the Cannon County Board of Commissioners. Historic Cannon County Chamber of Commerce President Doug Combs informed the Commission that the Chamber has been awarded a $15 000.00 grant to develop a website for Cannon County Government and the ... Read more

Good Samaritan Becomes Crime Victim

Tuesday 29 April 2008A local woman’s act of giving a ride to another has led to her being attacked and robbed. Lori Ann Manier was arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department and charged with robbery after she allegedly beat the woman and stole her wallet after the victim gave her a ride home. According ... Read more

Warren County Woman’s Attempt To Flee Leads To Charges

Wednesday 7 May 2008A McMinnville woman’s attempt to get away from a State Trooper has led to her arrest on a slew of charges. Angel Renee Farless age 21 of Rebel Hill Road in McMinnville was arrested by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Jason McGee after she allegedly ran from him while he was trying to stop ... Read more

Circuit Court Activity

Sunday 18 May 2008Judge Don Ash presided over the latest session of Cannon County Circuit Court. The only case on Judge Ash’s docket during the session was State of Tennessee vs. Larry Leftwich. Leftwich was charged with violation of probation after he allgedly failed to comply with the conditions of his probation. Judge Ash appointed ... Read more

Library Project Gains Attention Of The Secretary Of State

Tuesday 27 May 2008Top photo: Secretary of State Riley Darnell Austin Jennings and Angie Ott. Bottom photo: The group attending the meeting paused for a photo prior to ending the session. Cannon County’s library could receive assistance from the state. A grant could generate as much as 10 percent of the total construction costs of ... Read more

Arraignment Day For May Grand Jury

Friday 6 June 2008Friday marked arraignment day for those defendants indicted by the May 2008 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. Those persons arraigned during Friday’s session included: Bryan Ray Phillips for aggravated burglary theft 2 counts burglary and failure to appear Carlo Odom for 4 counts of sale of controlled substance and sale ... Read more

Budget Committee Learns About Jail Operations

Tuesday 17 June 2008The Cannon County Commission’s budget committee made even more cuts into the proposed Cannon County General Fund budget for 2008-2009. Members took about $70 000.00 out of the budget and brought the Budget’s spending in excess of revenue figure down from $315 000.00 to about $245 000.00. $60 000.00 of that figure ... Read more

Man Charged Following Auto-Bike Incident

Thursday 26 June 2008A local man has been arrested after allegedly terrorizing a bicyclist. Anthony John Valerio age 37 of Greenbrier Street in Woodbury was arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department after he reportedly came close to striking the biker on Old Murfreesboro Road. When the bicyclist confronted the man about nearly hitting him ... Read more

State Releases Free And Reduced School Lunch Guidelines

Sunday 6 July 2008School-age children in family of four with an annual household income of 27-thousand-560-dollars or less are eligible for free school lunches during the upcoming year under federal guidelines released today. In order to qualify the household income must be 130-percent of the federal poverty level. Families whose annual income is 185-percent of ... Read more