News Archives 2009

WBRY Local News

United Way Profile: Cannon Senior Center

For the next several weeks the Cannon Courier and WBRY are profiling local agencies which receive support from the United Way. You can donate to the United Way at the three local banks, through your workplace program, or at www.uwcannon.org. The Cannon County Senior Center provides activities, opportunities and services for the county’s senior population. ... Read more

Sheriff’s Department Looking For Grants

Each year millions, if not billions, of dollars of grant money is made available to local law enforcement agencies by state and federal governments. The money is used for equipment, training and in some instances, building improvements and construction. To try and save the taxpayers of Cannon County money, Sheriff Billy Nichols wants to tap ... Read more

Christmas Tree Farms Invite You To Pick Tennessee

When you choose a natural Christmas tree from a local farm, you do the planet a favor— and you give yourself a holiday treat, too. Christmas tree farms grow a completely renewable and recyclable resource which contains no petroleum products and leaves a very small carbon footprint. Natural Christmas trees can be found close to ... Read more

TVA To Reduce FCA December 1st, MTEMC Member Bills Decrease

MTEMC members will see their rates go down about four percent in December as TVA will reduce its Fuel Cost Adjustment for the sixth time since the first of the year. However, the impact on member bills will depend on the amount of energy they use because the Fuel Cost Adjustment is a per kilowatt-hour ... Read more

Hurricane Creek Break In Brings Charges

Two alleged burglars are in custody following an arrest by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department. Harlan Batey, age 36 of Hohenwald, and Krista Bailey, age 37 also of Hohenwald, were arrested by Sheriff’s Deputy Reed Bryson after they reportedly broke into a residence on Hurricane Creek Road and stole several items. Additionally, the two were ... Read more

Plenty of Basketball In Woodbury This Weekend

Plenty of basketball this Friday and Saturday at Cannon County High School. The 2nd Annual Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic has Cannon County hosting a group of quality teams from across the area. If you can’t make it the Classic, WBRY FM 96.7 / AM 1540 will have the Cannon County games on the air. ... Read more

Free Thanksgiving Day Meal A Way Of Giving Thanks!

A free Thanksgiving Day meal is available today, Thursday, November 26, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Woodbury. Everyone is welcome to attend. Event organizer, Dan Bowling explained, “We wanted to give back to the community, anyone who has a need for a meal or fellowship, is invited.” The ... Read more

No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee during the busy 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. Construction crews will pack up their tool belts and all lane closures will be ... 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: Clifton Mankin pled guilty to the charge of driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the county jail. That sentence was suspended partially ... Read more

Two Vehicle Crash Involves School Bus In Bradyville

An early morning traffic crash Tuesday morning slowed traffic on Burt-Burgen Road and slowed down the schedule for several students. Cannon County school bus number 04-06, driven by Redena Murdock was in the south bound lane of Burt-Burgen Road in the Bradyville area waiting to pickup students when a truck driven by Tony Brewer of ... Read more