News Archives 2008


TDA Says “Don’t Get Left In The Cold When Buying Firewood”

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is offering advice to consumers when purchasing firewood this winter. When purchasing firewood, consumers need to take into consideration a variety of factors including the type of wood, its origin and the quantity. “Firewood can be purchased almost anywhere and in many varieties,” said Tim Phelps, Information and Education Specialist ... Read more

Governor Bredesen Announces Litter Grant for Cannon County

As part of the effort to StopLitter™ in Tennessee, Governor Phil Bredesen and TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely this week awarded Cannon County with a litter grant in the amount of $34,237. “Each year volunteers pick up around 25 million pounds of roadside litter in Tennessee alone,” said Bredesen. “Litter is an eye-sore, it’s costly to ... Read more

Online Health Record Launched for BlueCross Medicare Advantage Members

You’ve just received a reminder to refill your prescription or a helpful tip about managing your high blood pressure. But it’s not the doctor or a family member who’s assisting you; instead, it’s your online personal health manager. It’s an online resource designed to provide confidential, personalized attention to each Medicare Advantage beneficiary and allow ... Read more

Cannon Classic This Weekend!

Basketball fans will have two days of games to enjoy this weekend with the Cannon County Classic in the Robert A. Harris Gymnasium on the campus of Cannon County High School. Mitch Wilson and State Farm Insurance are serving as the primary underwriters for the event. Games Friday November 28th include: 10:00am Clay County vs. ... Read more

FirstBank Announces “Coin Bandit” Fundraising Program

FirstBank, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Ellsworth Systems, LLC, (ESI) announced plans for a new fundraising partnership today. For the next year, “Coin Bandit” self-service coin machines will be in each of the 12 Middle Tennessee FirstBank financial centers. Customers, associates and community members are encouraged to donate their loose change at ... Read more

State Troopers to be Out In Force During Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is just another work day for state troopers. The official holiday travel period starts tonight at 6 and continues through midnight Sunday. During that time, troopers will conduct more than 50 sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints statewide. Motorists are reminded to buckle up, obey posted speed limits and stay sober. Last year, 13 people ... Read more

TDOT Suspends Highway Construction for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all construction work requiring lane closures on Tennessee interstates and state highways beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26 in anticipation of increased Thanksgiving holiday travel. TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely has informed all of the department’s crews and contractors to stop all road construction work requiring lane closures ... Read more

Bredesen Warns of Dire Budget Prospects

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says state officials are going to have to make some extremely difficult choices in order to balance the budget. He says the slow first quarter tax collections indicate that this is indeed the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. Bredesen says some very serious cuts will be necessary in order ... 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: Bobby Lee Jones was bound over to the January, 2009 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. He is charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and contributing to ... Read more

More Arrests For Harassment Of The Durham Family

Cannon County Law Enforcement is sending a strong message to persons wishing to harass the family of accused murderer Randy Durham, you will be arrested. Two more Cannon County residents have been charged following altercations with the Durham family at their pizza shop on the square. Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Wilder arrested and charged ... Read more