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Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for On-Line Holiday Shopping

With the winter holiday shopping season under way, millions of shoppers are looking for bargains from online retailers. But be warned, savvy consumers: You’re on thewish list of Internet scammers and identity thieves. Do your best to ruin their holidays, by following these tips: • Know your retailer. Confirm the online seller’s physical address and ... Read more

Former Sheriff Suing To Get His Rights Back

Convicted felon and former Cannon County Sheriff Charley Brandon, Jr. wants his rights back and he’s suing the State of Tennessee to get them. In a lawsuit filed, Brandon is asking the Cannon County Circuit Court to give him all of his civil rights back, including the right to vote and seek public office.Brandon lost ... Read more

Public Invited To Lighting of State Christmas Tree

Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte will light the State Capitol Christmas tree on Monday, November 29, at 5:30 p.m.The event will take place on the south side of the State Capitol roundabout, which is the Charlotte Avenue side. Sounds of the season will be provided by performances from Franklin Road Academy, Tennessee ... Read more

Cannon Continutes Winning Ways In Mitch Wilson Classic

The Mitch Wilson Classic presented two great days of prep basketball at Cannon County High School. Friday night in the girls game, Cannon County defeated McMinn Central by a score of 64 – 55. In the boy’s contest, Cannon defeated McMinn Central by a score of 73 – 57.On Saturday night, Cannon County played host ... Read more

General William C. Whitesell, Jr. Wins Statewide Award

Every month the Rutherford County District Attorney’s Office receives 40-50 serious child abuse referrals, including child sexual abuse and extreme physical abuse cases. General William C. Whitesell, Jr. and the District Attorney’s Office work child abuse cases as part of a multidisciplinary team with the Child Advocacy Center, Department of Children’s Services, mental health counselors ... Read more

FTC, 35 States To Send Up To $11 Million In Consumer Refunds

Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has announced more than 22,000 Tennesseans will soon get refunds as a result of a multistate and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreement with an identity theft protection provider alleged to have engaged in misleading advertising practices. The Tempe, AZ-based company, Lifelock, Inc., is alleged to have misled consumers by ... Read more

Bredesen Names Appointments To Boards And Commissions

Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 100 men and women to serve on 34 state boards and commissions. These Tennesseans represent areas from all across the state and two of them are from Cannon County.Faye G. Morse was appointed to the Governor’s Citizens Corps Advisory Committee. Bryan P. Hughes was named to the Polysomnography Professional Standards ... Read more

Cannon General Sessions Court Activity for November 23rd

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:Patricia Y. Heath pled guilty to the charge of driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail. That sentence was partially suspended upon ... Read more

THP Urges Motorists to “Let Their Light Shine” for Holiday Weekend

With millions of Americans hitting the roads this holiday season, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be kicking up its Thanksgiving Day enforcement through midnight Sunday. State Troopers, who will also be conducting a 12-hour “C.A.R.E. Across Tennessee” campaign and they have a message for motorists traveling through the state – “Let your little light shine.”To ... Read more

Red Cross Offers Thanksgiving Safety Tips

With Thanksgiving here, the American Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking. “We all think of Thanksgiving as a time for family, good food and football, but it’s ... Read more