News Archives 2008


Child Advocacy Center Announces Christmas Tree Ornament Contest Winners

This holiday season the Child Advocacy Center Christmas Tree is decorated with award winning ornaments from students at Eastside Elementary, Westside Elementary, Auburntown Elementary, Short Mountain, and Woodbury Grammar. There are also blue ribbons hung from the Child Advocacy Center Christmas tree. The ribbons are in honor of the children who will be victims of ... Read more

State Fire Marshal Asks Residents to Prepare Home for Cold Weather

Tennessee Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm as winter sets in across the state. But she urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternative heat sources. “The winter weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” said ... Read more

Cannon County Hosts Warren County For Home Opener

The Lionettes and Lions put the new court in Robert A. Harris gym to good use Friday night. Cannon County played host to Warren County. In the girls game, Cannon County won over Warren County, 71 to 48. In the boys contest, Cannon County won over Warren County 50 to 45. Hear the replay Saturday ... Read more

Tennessee May See 24-Percent Tuition Hike

Tennessee state higher education leaders are discussing a 24-percent tuition hike in case the state decides to make funding cuts to universities. Tennessee Higher Education Commission members say the potential rate increase is because of the state’s economic woes and will be meeting with Governor Phil Bredesen next week to discuss tuition increases. Universities could ... Read more

Circuit Court Activity This Week In Cannon County

Chancellor Robert E. Corlew, III presided over Cannon County Circuit Court on Friday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Rhonda F. Merced was set for a jury trial on February 12th and 13th. Jimmy Mullins was set for a jury trial on April 23rd and 24th. Ronica ... Read more

Cannon Country Christmas Arrives

The holiday season has arrived in Cannon County with the annual merchants open house event, now know as Cannon Country Christmas. Decorations have been finding their way into store windows, trees are appearing around the square and large electric snowflakes are hanging on lamp posts. Santa is scheduled to arrive today at 5:00pm. The grand ... Read more

Mooneyham Murder Case Hears Plea

A murder case on the books since last year finally reached conclusion as Melvin Simmons pled guilty in Cannon County Circuit Court Thursday to manslaughter. Simmons was arrested in 2007 and charged with first degree murder after he went to the home of Danny Lee Mooneyham, located on Manustown Road, and stabbed him to death ... Read more

Gordon Re-elected to Chair Science and Technology Committee

Today, Congressman Bart Gordon was re-elected as Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology for the 111th Congress. “I am honored and excited to continue chairing the Science and Technology Committee. We made substantial progress during the 110th Congress, and many of the Committee’s efforts will benefit Tennessee and the rest of the ... Read more

Harassment of Accused Murderer’s Family Leads to Arrest

A local man is facing charges after allegedly harassing the family of a Readyville man accused of murder. Benjamin Roberts was arrested this weekend after he reportedly went to the Lion’s Pizza Den on the square and began shouting obscenities and threatening the Durham family. Randy Durham, owner of Lion’s Den, was arrested after he ... Read more