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General Sessions Court Activity On Tuesday, January 12th

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:Jerry F. Stacks, Jr. pled guilty to the charge of simple possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. That sentence was suspended upon an ... Read more

Governor Urges Legislators, Position Tennessee to be First to the Top in Education

Governor Phil Bredesen today addressed a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to urge swift passage of a range of education-reform proposals designed to spur improvement in Tennessee’s education pipeline – specifically, improving student performance and graduation rates at both the high school and college levels. Collectively, the proposals are known as the “Tennessee ... Read more

Community Foundation Awards Student Ticket Subsidy Grant to Cannon County School

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has distributed a $600 Student Ticket Subsidy grant to Woodbury Grammar School for 244 students to attend American Heritage Theatre.The Student Ticket Subsidy program is designed to ensure that Tennessee’s public school students have access to live performance and arts and cultural events, and reimburses ticket costs for students ... Read more

Cannon County Home of Tennessee’s New American Legion

For the first time since 1965, Cannon County now has a chapter of the American Legion Post. The 5th district of the Legion Post held a district meeting Monday night, January 11th at the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center to present the charter to the new Cannon County Post Chapter 279. Local resident Danny Bowling ... Read more

Commissioners To Meet This Saturday

The Cannon County Board of Commissioners will meet this Saturday, January 16th. A variety of topics will be on the agenda for commissioners.Commissioners will consider filling vacancies for Circuit Court Clerk, Commissioner for the 5th District and Constable in the 2nd District. Budgets amendments will be reviewed for the Board of Education, highway department and ... Read more

Snow Shifts County Schedule

The Cannon County elementary school basketball tournament is being rescheduled in order to give schools an opportunity to make up 2 games that were postponed due to snow days. The original tournaments dates were January 25th, 28th, and 30th. The tournament has been rescheduled for the following week on February 1st, 4th, & 6th. Games ... Read more

Cannon Circuit Court Activity for Friday, January 8th

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:Phillip Shaffer’s application for suspended sentence was denied by Judge Ash. He was ordered to serve his entire sentence. At a previous hearing, Shaffer pled guilty to the charge of leaving ... Read more

Arrest In Eagleville Beating Has Cannon County Connection

One of the three men accused of savagely beating an elderly Eagleville couple has Cannon County connections, but they are not good. James C. Pittard, age 20 of McMinnville was arrested by Rutherford County authorities after he and two accomplices allegedly entered the home of Cecil Story, age 86, and his wife Edna, age 93, ... Read more

Practice Common Sense Safety During Extreme Cold Weather

Cold winter weather is gripping Tennessee this week, with more bitter cold temperatures and snow predicted for much of the state in the coming days. The Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans to take precautions to stay safe during extreme cold weather.“Winter weather with temperatures below freezing can be deadly, and we want Tennesseans to ... Read more

Materials Recovered, Investigation Continues

On Tuesday, January 5, 2010 members of the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 208 Mason Street, Woodbury in reference to stolen building materials.Officers removed decking, siding and a small number of hand tools from the scene which were taken to the jail and will be returned to the owner. No arrests ... Read more