News Archives 2008


Former Cannon Forester Receives Honor

A forester once assigned to Cannon County has been named the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry’s Forester of the Year. Stephen Peairs received the award presented annually to a division forester who exemplifies the highest level of professionalism in serving the citizens and forest landowners of Tennessee. Peairs is currently assigned to Dickson, ... Read more

Department Of Revenue Surpasses 12-Billion-Dollars In Online Filings

Tennessee taxpayers are taking advantage of the convenience and ease of online tax filing. The Department of Revenue recently surpassed 12-billion-dollars in online collections. Commissioner Reagan Farr says online filing allows the department’s processing division to operate more efficiently. This year they’ve processed 173-thousand more returns with ten fewer employees. Taxpayers can file 15 different ... Read more

Law Enforcement Target Drivers Who Have Had Too Much Holiday “Spirit”

The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will be stepping up its enforcement crackdown as part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. In an effort to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways, State Troopers are conducting saturation patrols and holding more than 100 ... Read more

Commissioners Learn Of Library Expansion

Some huge changes are underway at Cannon County’s library. Members of the Cannon County Board of Commissioners were told about a 1.5 million dollar renovation and addition which will be taking place at the Adams’ Memorial Library over the next several years. Library Board member Austin Jennings told the Commission at a special call meeting ... Read more

Holiday Food Baskets Are On Their Way This Weekend

Residents in over one-hundred homes in Woodbury and Cannon County will receive a box of food this weekend. Over the past few weeks members of the Woodbury Neighborhood Watch along with other volunteers have collected food and donations for their annual food drive. About twenty volunteers of all ages were on hand Friday afternoon to ... Read more

State Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Warnings on Christmas Trees

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water, in light of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home ... Read more

Foggy Conditions Blamed In Traffic Crash

Law enforcement officials are listing foggy conditions as the determining factor in the death of a Warren County woman. Dianna Kirby, 53, died from injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Short Mountain Thursday night. Kirby, a resident of Smithville Highway was traveling east on Judge Purser Road shorting after 7:00pm Thursday night. The vehicle left ... Read more

Graduation Class Will Bring New Trooper To Cannon County

Graduation ceremonies were held last week for 39 new troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. One of those graduates will be assigned to Cannon County, Trooper Daniel Butler. Members of Cadet Class 1208 have spent the past 19 weeks undergoing extensive law enforcement training at the Tennessee Department of Safety Training Center. The more than ... Read more

Governor To Seek Immediate Legislative Passage Of Stopgap Measures

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s talked to legislative leaders about passing some stopgap measures immediately after they return to Nashville next month. The legislative package is aimed at giving the state extra flexibility just in case the economy worsens. For instance, Bredesen says current law requires any state bonds to be sold through an absolute ... Read more

Cannon County General Sessions Court Activity

Judge Susan Melton presided over the latest session of Cannon County General Sessions Court this week. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Jason A. Couch was bound over to the January, 2008 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. He is charged with driving under the influence ... Read more