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General Sessions Court Activity on Tuesday December 29th

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: Wendy Marie Thomas was reset until January 12, 2010. She is charged with initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine. Allison Danielle Church was reset until January 12, 2010. She ... Read more

Lionettes To Play In Championship Game of Sonic Shootout!

Lionettes defeated Franklin County by the score of 58 to 53. The lady Lions will play White County for the championship Wednesday at 7:30 pm. The Lions lost to Daniel Boone by the score of 55 to 52. The Lions will now face McMinn County at Noon on Wednesday. WBRY urges Cannon County fans to ... Read more

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Launches Cumberland Crackdown

Law enforcement agencies across the Cumberland Region are working together to save lives on Tennessee roadways. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office will join 88 agencies from 28 counties to kick off the Cumberland Crackdown at noon, Wednesday, December 30. The Crackdown will be one of the largest enforcement events in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies will ... Read more

United Way Announces New Director of Agency and Volunteer Relations

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently announced the hiring of Stephanie Patton as its new Director of Agency and Volunteer Relations. Patton came to United Way from Regions Bank where she has served in various roles, including Branch Manager and Business Banker, since 1998. The Director of Agency and Volunteer Relations is ... Read more

Cannon Teams Playing In Sonic Shoot Out

The Lions and Lionettes are playing in the Sonic Shoot Out in Sparta this week. Cannon County Lionettes won over Science Hill by a score of 66 to 56. The Lionettes will now play Franklin County Tuesday afternoon at 3:00pm. Franklin County advanced after defeating DeKalb County by a score of 59 to 48. The ... Read more

More Cannon Countians Have Jobs

Cannon County had the largest drop in unemployment of any of its neighbors in the most recent state survey. Ten percent of Cannon Countians were jobless in November, down 1.1 percent from October’s figures. There are 6,330 people in the workforce here, and all but 630 who want to work have jobs. The most recent ... Read more

THP Launches Crackdown: “Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.”

THP Launches Crackdown: “Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.”Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In 2008, 327 people died in highway crashes in Tennessee involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. That’s an 11 percent decline from the 377 alcohol-related deaths in 2007. ... Read more

Tennessee Halts Lane Closure Activity for Holiday Travelers

Holiday travelers should enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee during the busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No lane temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction ... Read more

Cannon County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Complete Training

The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department now has four additional certified officers following their graduation Friday, December 18, 2009 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in Donelson. A total of 60 members of law enforcement for agencies across the state received their certificates as the Basic Police School Session 1440 concluded for 2009. Sheriff Billy ... Read more

Cannon 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: Raymond Haines pled guilty to the charge of driving on a revoked license. He was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail. That sentence was partially suspended upon ... Read more