News Archives 2011


State Fire Marshall Gives Tips On Preparing Homes For Cold Winters

State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state. But she urges residents to be cautious in the use of alternate heat sources.”The colder weather means many people will begin to heat their homes with fireplaces, woodstoves and space heaters,” ... Read more

MTEMC To See Slightly Lowered Rates

MTEMC members will see slightly lower rates when they get their bills inJanuary, as the Tennessee Valley Authority has decreased its Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA). The FCA will move from December’s rate of 0.654 cents per kilowatt-hour to 0.416 cents per kilowatt-hour. “The actual percentage change in members’ bills will differ depending on the amount ... Read more

Middle Tennessee State University Closed Till January 3rd

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed until Tuesday, Jan. 3,2012, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, University officials said. All campus offices and departments will be closed during this time. The closures will include the Cope Administration Building; James E. Walker Library; Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center; Keathley University Center; MT Dining ... Read more

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is once again participating in the national holiday enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” State Troopers will join local law enforcement agencies across the state to encourage safe driving habits and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways this holiday season.   The 2011 Christmas holiday period begins at 6 p.m. ... Read more

Organizations Closed For Holidays

With the holidays approaching, several organizations and offices will be observing special hours.  The town of Woodbury City Hall will be closed today and Monday December 26th.  The Cannon County Courthouse will be closed today, tomorrow and Monday.  The Cannon County Election Commission Office will be closed today and Monday.  The Adams Memorial Library will ... Read more

Lions Knock Down Wildcats, Lionettes Fall To Oakland

The Cannon County Lions played their best all around game of the year by far as the Lions thumped the Monterey Wildcats 77-41 Thursday night in the Silver Bracket Semifinal of the Sundrop Romp Christmas tournament at Boyd Christian School.  The Lions hit 25 of 49 including 5 of 13 from three point land.  Three ... Read more

Lengthy Cannon County Docket In General Sessions Court

Judge Susan Melton Presided over General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases that appeared on the docket included:Andrew Scott Asbury’s violation of probation was reset to 1/31/12. Kimberly Ann Besner pled guilty to public intoxication. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail. That sentence was suspended upon equal ... Read more

Cannon Basketball Continues Today At Boyd Christian School

Back to McMinnville to resume play in the 2nd annual Sundrop RompChristmas Tournament for the Cannon County Basketball teams. The 4 and 9 Cannon County Lions are coming off a 68-47 loss to Cumberland County. They will play a 1 and 6 Monterey Wildcat Team. In the second game of the late afternoon involving Cannon ... Read more

Ferrell Named Forestry Employee Of The Year

Glenn Ferrell was recently named the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry’s Employee of the Year. The award is presented annually to a division employee who shows outstanding efforts and work accomplishments for a particular year.   “Glenn has been a tremendous asset in the Cumberland District. The technical and professional staffs there, along ... Read more

Safety and Sobriety Checkpoints Conducted December 23rd

The Woodbury Police Department and the Cannon County Sheriff’s Departmentwill be conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints on Friday December 23rd. The checkpoints will be located on Highway 53 and Highway 70. The checkpoints are being done in conjunction with the Governor’s Booze It and Lose It campaign. Officers working the checkpoints are paid from grant ... Read more