News Archives 2008


Economists Offer Gloomy Revenue Forecasts

Tennessee’s budget woes show no sign of letting up any time soon. Top economists from across the state are forecasting a shortfall of up to one-billion dollars for next year. The national recession is forcing people to save money and spend what they have conservatively. That’s especially bad for a state like Tennessee, where the ... Read more

New Alderman Take Oath Of Office For Woodbury Council

Woodbury officially has a new Board of Mayor and Aldermen following Tuesday evening’s swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. Members recognized the two new and two outgoing members of the Board along with former Mayor Ricky Cope. Cope presented LuAnn Curlee and Adam Melton with plaques thanking them for their many years of service to the ... Read more

Auburntown Council Meets

The Auburntown City Council met Tuesday, December 2, 2008, for their regular monthly meeting. All Councilmen were present, including the newly elected councilman, Beth Hancock. Jessica Thompson and Josh Underwood, students from Cannon County High School, were present to monitor the session as a class project. Rita Davis, Treasurer, gave the financial report, which showed ... Read more

Economy Dominates Governors’ Meeting With President-Elect Obama

Concern over how the national recession will impact state economies was the main topic of conversation when members of the National Governor’s Association met with President-Elect Barack Obama in Philadelphia. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says they’re all looking to Washington for help in providing necessary services like Medicare and unemployment benefits during this critical time. ... Read more

Holiday Home Tour This Saturday!

The annual Lions Club Christmas Home Tour will start Saturday, December 6 at 4 o’clock, according to Bill Smith, chairman of the event. Five homes plus Cannon Inn are on the list this year and of course, the Lions Club Building where the tour starts. Tickets are available from any Lions Club member at $5. ... Read more

Cannon County General Sessions Court Activity

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Roy Howell was bound over to the January, 2009 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. He is charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Sheila Simon ... Read more

Patrick Sworn In As Woodbury Mayor

Woodbury’s new mayor says plans to move forward on initiatives to improve community prosperity and quality of life. In a speech last night, Harold Patrick said he would reach out to merchants for input on how the city can help them to be successful and encourage people to shop at home. He said he planned ... Read more

Bridgestone Announces Layoffs At LaVergne Manufacturing Plant

More than 150 Bridgestone workers in LaVergne, Tennessee will be laid off four days before Christmas. Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone U.S.A. told workers that the current economy has decreased demand for passenger car and light truck tires. As a result, the company is letting 158 of the 17-hundred workers at the Rutherford County plant go. Additional ... Read more

Cannon County Christmas Ornaments Are Here!

The 2008 Woodbury Lions Club Christmas Ornaments have arrived! This year’s ornament features the Readyville Mill and is the second in a series of limited edition Christmas ornaments from the Woodbury Lions Club. All proceeds help save the eyesight of children through the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt and Operation Kid Sight Outreach Program. ... Read more

Aggravated Assault Charge Follows Dispute

A dispute between two neighbors has led to the arrest of one of them for aggravated assault. Angela Frezner Rogers, of Howard Youree Road, was arrested and charged by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department with aggravated assault after she alleged shot a rifle at her neighbor following an argument. Deputies were immediately called to the ... Read more