News Archives 2010

WBRY Local News

State Fire Marshal’s Office Issues Warnings on Christmas Trees

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water, because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out. “The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 210 home structure ... Read more

THP Reminds Celebrants: Don’t Wreck the Holidays with Too Much Cheer on the Roadways

In conjunction with the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be cranking up its enforcement effort throughout the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways. State Troopers will be conducting more than 100 sobriety and driver license checkpoints with a ... Read more

Winter Weather Advisory From National Weather Service

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATEDNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN 758 PM CST FRI DEC 24 2010 …SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH NOON ON CHRISTMAS DAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE… MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF A DOVER TO PULASKI LINE… .AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CENTER IS FORECAST TO PASS JUST NORTH OF MIDDLE ... Read more

Cannon General Sessions Court Activity on December 21st

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:Crystal Lee Brannam was bound over to the January, 2011 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. She is charged with initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine and driving on ... Read more

Gordon Supports Giving Surplus Supplies to Veterans

Congressman Bart Gordon supported legislation to make veterans organizations eligible for donations of surplus supplies from federal agencies. The FOR VETS Act (S.3794) passed the U.S. House of Representatives on December 14, 2010. “The FOR VETS Act takes simple steps to benefit the servicemen and women of our country by making the organizations that serve ... Read more

Stay Warm This Winter With The Perfect Firewood

“Firewood can be purchased almost anywhere and in many varieties,” said Steve Scott, State Forester. “Consumers should educate themselves to make sure they get the best product for their money.”The first factor to consider while purchasing firewood is the type of wood because different woods burn differently and produce varying amounts of heat. For example, ... Read more

Weekend of Home Basketball !

In prep basketball last night, Cannon County Lionettes defeated Coffee County by a score of 43 to 39. In the boys game, Cannon 75 to 57 over Coffee.Tonight at 6, the Lionettes play host to Columbia Central and the Lions will host LaVergne at 7:30. WBRY encourages you to attend the games and support our ... Read more

Gordon Finishes Congressional Career at a Sprint

After announcing his intent to retire from Congress last December, Congressman Bart Gordon capped off a distinguished career in office with a productive 26th year in Congress. “Looking back on the past 26 years, the beliefs I brought with me from Tennessee to Congress are the same ones that I am leaving with,” Gordon said. ... Read more

Lights On For Life Kicks Off Holiday Lifesavers Weekend

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will combine forces with other state and local law enforcement agencies around the country for this year’s “Lights on for Life Day”, held Friday, December 17. “Lights on for Life” is a symbolic headlight observance designed to focus attention on the impaired driving issue and remember those who have lost their ... Read more

TDOT Formally Opens New McMinnville Bridge in Warren County

Tennessee Department of Transportation representatives joined state and local officials Wednesday morning to formally open the new bridge on State Route-286 over the Barren Fork River in McMinnville, known to locals as the Westwood Bridge. The new concrete bridge replaces an 80-year old high steel truss bridge that, at only 20 feet wide, was too ... Read more