News Archives 2008


Republican Lawmakers File Legislation To Combat Voter Fraud

Two Republican legislators have filed a bill to combat voter fraud and keep illegal aliens from casting ballots in Tennessee. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Mae Beavers and freshman Representative Terri Lynn Weaver’s bill would require voters to present a photo identification card at the polls. Their proposed legislation would recognize numerous types of photo IDs, ... Read more

State Farm Grant Will Benefit Cannon County REACH

The future of students at Cannon County High School will benefit from a grant by an insurance company to Cannon County REACH. State Farm Insurance recently presented the REACH program with a grant in the amount of $2,500.00. The grant will be used to assist the credit recovery program at Cannon County High School. The ... Read more

Motion Filed To Revoke Durham’s Gun Permit

The State of Tennessee is trying to keep guns out of the hands of accused murderer Randy Durham. Assistant District Attorney David L. Puckett filed a motion with the Cannon County General Sessions Court this week requesting that Judge Susan Melton revoke the handgun permit of Durham pending a jury trial on the charges. Durham ... Read more

Cannon County Circuit Court Activity

The husband of former Cannon County Jail nurse Kyra Robinson has received judicial diversion following the latest session of Cannon County Circuit Court. The Robinsons were indicted by the Cannon County Grand Jury on charges that they stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs from the Cannon County Jail and sold them ... Read more

Weatherization Assistance Program Will Increase Funding In Cannon County

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) has received an additional $614,802 in Weatherization Assistance funding for low-income consumers, according to UCHRA Executive Director Phyllis Bennett. The Tennessee Department of Human Services has informed UCHRA that funding for its Weatherization Assistance Program has been increased to $1,012,288, an increase of $614,802 above its original allocation ... Read more

Tennessee ERs Need More Resources

According to a report released this week, our nation’s hospital emergency rooms are failing – they are overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed, which has resulted in longer waiting times for even the sickest of people. The report graded each state’s emergency room care and Tennessee received a “C-”. “Tennessee’s emergency care system is struggling not because ... Read more

State Tax Collections Fall Short For Fourth Straight Month

Tennessee is experiencing an historic revenue shortfall. Revenue collections are down for the fourth Straight month. Overall November collections were 106-point-three-million-dollars below budgeted estimates. In spite of Black Friday, sales tax collections were 53-point-six-million-dollars less than expected. Year-to-date state tax collections are more than 324-million-dollars below the estimates adopted last spring by the State Funding ... Read more

Reward Offered In Attack On Fire Chief

In the early hours of November 24, 2008, there was a home invasion at the residence of Auburntown Fire Chief Frank Patrick. Numerous items were stolen and Frank Patrick was knocked unconscious resulting in major surgery to repair his broken jaw. The friends and family of Frank Patrick are offering a cash reward for information ... Read more

Two Injuried In 70S Crash

Two persons were injured Wednesday afternoon in a two vehicle crash on McMinnville Highway.According to reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a FedEx truck was turning left from St. Johns Hollow traveling West on Highway 70S. The vehicle pulled into the path of a Jeep Laredo. Vehicle one, the truck was driven by Deborah Necessary ... Read more

Trooper Stops Mobile ID Lab in Warren County

A Warren County man is charged with manufacturing illegal identification cards after his vehicle was stopped for a registration violation Monday in McMinnville. At approximately 9:00 am, Monday, December 8th, Trooper Gary Myers observed a Ford Escort east bound on Sparta Street, visibly advertising identification cards that could be made in ten minutes. The Escort’s ... Read more