News Archives 2009

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Two Men Arrested and 84 Neglected Horses Taken From Cannon County Farm

The Humane Society of the United States and the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department joined forces to rescue 84 horses from a Cannon County property. The horses were seized by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department due to signs of neglect and poor health. Rescuers also removed eight dogs, two goats and two chickens from the property. ... Read more

Whitesell Receives McCutchen Award From Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) recently awarded General William C. Whitesell, Jr., district attorney in the 16th Judicial District, the McCutchen Award, the organization’s most prestigious award. “General Whitesell has dedicated his professional career to serving others and seeking justice,” said James W. “Wally” Kirby, executive director of TNDAGC. “It was an honor ... Read more

Cannon Host Coffee In Basketball Action

Cannon County played host to Coffee County Monday night. The hosts took the pair, Lionettes outpaced Coffee 75 to 53. In the boys game, Cannon defeated Coffee 72 to 62. WBRY will have a replay of Monday night’s broadcast, hear the games Tuesday beginning at 12:45pm on your station for the Lions, fm 96.7 and ... Read more

State Higher Education Could See Five-Percent Tuition Hike

As state lawmakers debate cost-cutting measures during budget hearings, Tennessee’s higher education leaders are recommending one of the smallest tuition hikes in years. Executive Director Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee High Education Commission has recommended Governor Bredesen only increase tuition by five-percent in 2010. Officials with the University of Tennessee system say the hike is ... Read more

One Vehicle Crash Stops Traffic On Stones River Road

A one vehicle crash Monday morning before 7:00am had first responders busy. Helen Carol Preston, 61, was driving west on Stones River Road in a 2003 Hyundai. According to reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Preston reported smoke coming from under the dashboard of the vehicle. A short time later the driver reported loss of ... Read more

United Way Profile: Cannon County 4-H

Cannon County 4-H has touched the lives of virtually every Cannon County youth at one time or another, through local club meetings at one of Cannon County’s grammar schools, or activities such as 4-H camp; where countless youth have experienced responsibility, teamwork, and a sense of nature. Cannon County has the proud distinction of being ... Read more

Sunday Morning Crash Sends Two To Hospital

Two Cannon County residents were transported to a Rutherford County hospital following a traffic crash Sunday morning just inside the Rutherford County line. Silver 2008 Honda driven by Robert Gray, Woodbury, was traveling westbound on John Bragg Highway. A Blue 1999 Chevy Suburban driven by Daniel Watts, Bradyville, was traveling northbound on Lassiter Road. The ... Read more

House Passes Fire Grants Bill, Strengthens Program That Helped Cannon County

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Congressman Bart Gordon strongly supports the AFG program, which has awarded more than $125,000 in federal grants to help the Cannon County Volunteer Fire Department purchase protective equipment and improve recruitment. “The AFG program was established in 2000 ... Read more

State Senator Beavers Against Newly Suggested Guidelines Regarding Breast Cancer Screening

Senator Mae Beavers, who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, is outraged at the federal government’s newly suggested guidelines regarding breast cancer screening and testing. The new study from the United States Preventive Services Task Force released this week recommended against women receiving breast cancer screenings every year starting at the age of ... Read more

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against County Over Search

The Cannon Courier is reporting a woman arrested in June 2008 by the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department during its discovery of a marijuana growing operation has filed a lawsuit against the county. The lawsuit was filed against Billy Nichols, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Cannon County, Charlie Wilder, in his capacity as a ... Read more