News Archives 2010

WBRY Local News

As You Adjust Your Clocks, Change Smoke Alarm Batteries

Tennessee State Fire Marshal Leslie A. Newman is reminding Tennesseans to change their smoke alarms’ batteries this weekend when they set back their clocks late Saturday night for daylight saving time. “Smoke alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they’re providing the proper ... Read more

Cannon Grand Jury Plea Day

Friday was plea day for most of the defendants indicted by the September, 2010 term of the Cannon County Grand Jury. The results of Thursday’s session included: Jerry Dean Barrett was reset for January 7, 2011. He is charged with initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a ... Read more

Arts Center Holds Preview Event for Christmas Boutique

The second annual “Meet the Artists” event is tonight (Thursday, November 4th) at the Arts Center of Cannon County. The preview will give persons the opportunity to be the first to see this year’s selection of items from area craftpersons. Over 25 artists have items in the boutique and most will be available to sign ... Read more

Streets, Drainage and Honor Fill Board of Alderman Meeting Agenda

Special recognition, accepting streets and drainage issues were some of the items on the agenda of the Town of Woodbury Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting at city hall in Woodbury.Mayor Harold Patrick then gave special recognition of William Bryson as city attorney for 43 years of service. Bryson recently resigned as he was named ... Read more

Cannon General Sessions Court Activity for Tuesday, November 2nd

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:Robert L. Self pled guilty to the charge of vandalism under $500.00. He was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in the county jail. That sentence was suspended upon an ... Read more

Library to Host Program on Funding Higher Education

Adams Memorial Library is pleased to welcome speaker, Eric Farmer. Eric will be presenting an informational program about how to get help in funding higher education. The program is free and will begin in the Library Meeting Room Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome. Farmer is with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. ... Read more

Voters Say “Yes” To Hunting, Fishing and Making Liquor

Election Day in Cannon County will bring some changes for residents. A total of 3,975 persons voted in the general election, 2,588 of those voted on election day. Cannon County residents will have a new representative in congress and a new representative in the general assembly. Voters also said “yes” to hunting, fishing and making ... Read more

Halloween May Bring Trick or Treaters to Your Door on 2 Nights

Local and state law enforcement agencies are working to make the Halloween weekend safe for residents. The Town of Woodbury has requested that persons wishing to “trick or treat” will do it tonight (Saturday).Woodbury Chief of Police Tony Burnett reminds parents that the city curfew is 10:00pm. Cannon County Sheriff Darrell Young will have extra ... Read more

Gordon Applauds New VA Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure

Congressman Bart Gordon applauded the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plan to expand the list of conditions that qualify for health care and disability pay related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange, which was widely used during the Vietnam War. The new rule will make it easier for Vietnam Veterans, including those who may have ... Read more


Cannon County Lions won the last game of the season! The Lions defeated the Upperman Bees by a score of 37 to 36 in a double-overtime contest.A replay of the Cannon-Upperman game will air Saturday morning following the local news on WBRY FM 96.7 / AM 1540.