News Archives 2008


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

Probation/Parole Officers’ Work Honored This Week

Thursday 17 July 2008The work of probation and parole officers across Tennessee is being recognized this week. Governor Bredesen signed a proclamation making this Probation and Parole Officers and Community Corrections Officers Week in Tennessee. This annual observance coincides with the national one that recognizes the role of probation parole and community corrections professionals in ... Read more

Red Apple Days Will Bring New Book

Sunday 27 July 2008 Red Apple Days returns this Friday and Saturday. Visitors will be offered their first look at a new collection from a local group. The Auburntown Historical Society is now offering its new publication Treasured Memories and Recollections 2008 Edition a follow-up to a similar successful project completed last year. The book ... Read more

Call Results In Standoff With Deputies

Monday 4 August 2008A call about a dog led to the arrest of a local man and a standoff with Sheriff’s Deputies. Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy John Fesmire was dispatched to Cunningham Road in reference to a family dispute over a dog. On his way to the call Fesmire received word that the suspect Roy ... Read more

State Revenue Collections Remain Sluggish In July

Wednesday 13 August 2008Tennessee’s sales tax collections for the month of July continue to lag behind budgeted estimates. Overall July revenues were nearly 50-million dollars less than the state had budgeted. Sales tax collections were off by 32-point-two-million dollars. Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz notes that the sales tax is the backbone of Tennessee’s economy. He ... Read more

Duck Race Saturday To Benefit Child Advocacy Center

Friday 22 August 2008Quakers official mascot of the race spent several days on the lawn of the Cannon County Courthouse. The Child Advocacy Center is hoping little yellow rubber ducks will translate into big dollars for the second annual Duck Derby. On Saturday August 23 ten thousand ducks will be launched into the Stones River ... Read more

Cannon County Circuit Court On Friday

Sunday 31 August 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: Ricky Lester pled guilty to the charge of driving while being a habitual motor vehicle offender. He was sentenced to 18 months in ... Read more

Emergency Dental Care Funding

Wednesday 10 September 2008Seven Tennessee healthcare providers have been awarded 203-thousand dollars in Safety Net funding to provide emergency dental services for uninsured adults. It’s part of Governor Phil Bredesen’s effort to strengthen the state’s healthcare Safety Net and makes primary care services more accessible to uninsured Tennesseans. Bredesen says the state is committed to ... Read more