News Archives 2009

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Statement From Sheriff Nichols On The Release Of Two Deputies

As most of the citizens of Cannon County know by now I was faced with the difficult task of dismissing two deputies from my department last week. One officer, Greg Fauls, was fired Wednesday, December 9 for poor work performance and failure to conform to departmental requirements. The latest incident occurred on Tuesday, December 8 ... Read more

Bart Gordon Announces Retirement From Congress

After more than a quarter-century of public service to his home state of Tennessee, U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon announced his plans to retire from Congress when his current term ends in 2010. “I feel honored that the people of Middle Tennessee have allowed me to serve them for the past 25 years,” said Gordon. “Every ... Read more

Stolen Truck From Woodbury Dealer Recovered, Warren County Man Arrested

The attemped thief of a truck from a local car lot resulted in the recovery of that vehicle and another. Woodbury Police Department Sergeant Kevin Mooneyham was dispatched to Marlin Motors on West Main Street, several weeks ago in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival and speaking with Mark Hochstetler, owner of Marlin Motors, ... Read more

MTE Customers Care Donates $5,000 to Adams Memorial Library

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation’s Customers Care has donated $5,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to the Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Adams Memorial Library Association. “This money will go towards helping us to prepare a space for future expansion and parking,” President Austin Jennings said. “We’ve got a ways to go, but this donation ... Read more

Circuit Court Activity for Friday, December 11th

Judge Don Ash presided over Cannon County Circuit Court on Friday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Timothy William Patrick was reset for a revocation hearing on December 17, 2009. Kevin B. Pope, Jr.’s petition for suspended sentence was partially granted. He was ordered to serve 1 ... Read more

Deputies Dismissed from Sheriff’s Department

Two deputies from the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department were relieved of duty by Sheriff Billy Nichols this week. On Wednesday Sheriff Nichols fired Deputy Greg Fauls for poor work performance and failure to conform to departmental requirements. Fauls had been a deputy since June 24, 2005. Deputy Aaron Hillis resigned his position on Thursday. Hillis ... Read more

Cannon Farmers Eligible for Federal Agriculture Relief

With extreme rainfall and flooding damaging Cannon County farms in September, Congressman Bart Gordon announced today that the U.S. Agriculture Department declared Cannon County a federal agriculture disaster area. The designation comes after Gordon joined his Tennessee colleagues in urging USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to grant the disaster declaration. “The storms destroyed crop yields across ... Read more

Circuit Court Activity For Thursday, December 10th

Judge Don Ash presided over Cannon County Circuit Court on Thursday. Some of the results from the various cases which appeared on the docket included: Lea Ann Farless pled guilty to the charge of resisting arrest. She was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail. In another case, Farless pled guilty to the charge ... Read more

Clerk Davenport Retiring, Hall Changes Districts, Commission To Name Replacements

When the Cannon County Commission meets next month they will have two positions to fill. Commissioners will need to name replacements for Circuit Court Clerk and for County Commissioner. Circuit Court Clerk Robert H. Davenport is retiring. 5th District County Commissioner Brad Hall has moved out of his district. With less than one year remaining ... Read more

Gordon, House Vote to Extend Tennessee’s Sales Tax Deduction

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to ensure tax fairness for Tennesseans by extending the state sales tax deduction. House passage of this legislation follows action in November by Congressman Bart Gordon and a bipartisan group of his colleagues who strongly urged congressional leaders to extend this tax deduction. “Each year, more than ... Read more