News Archives 2011


Lionettes 9-2 After Beating Coffee County, Lions Lose 63-52

The Cannon County Lionettes held Dekalb County to 4 points in the first quarter and then turned around Friday night and held Coffee County to only five points in the first.  Problem was the Lionettes scored only 8 points in the first but overcame the slow start and turned things around by the second quarter ... Read more

Town Of Woodbury Water Department To Interrupt Water Service

On Monday, Dec. 19, water service will be temporarily out of service between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., due to the repair of a bad water value. The general areas which will be affected include the following: State Route 64 past Burt Burgen, Dug Hollow Rd., Dickens Hill Rd., Lassiter Rd. and Hwy. 99. We ... Read more


“Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holiday season,” said Executive Director Sharon De Boer. “After the sponsors delivered the gifts, the Child Advocacy Center looked like Santa’s workshop filled with presents for needy families.”  Families picked up gifts and greeted Santa’s helpers with smiles, hugs, laughter, and ... Read more

Cannon and Coffee County Play Ball Tonight in Manchester

School may be starting Christmas Break but there won’t be any breaks in high school basketball. Tonight the Cannon County teams travel to nearby Manchester to play Coffee County. The Lionettes are 8-2 going into Red Raider country. The Lady Red Raiders are 5-7 having lost their last game to Lincoln County. The Lionettes won ... Read more

Season Of Celebration At Woodbury Grammar School

Woodbury Grammar School created a partnership with Dr. Robbie Melton, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the Tennessee Board of Regents eLearning Department. This partnership has allowed for new technological initiatives, increased educational technology, and teaching of best practices using the latest technology provided to the WGS faculty. Woodbury Grammar teachers have attended ... Read more

Year End Giving Opportunities For United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is offering several opportunities for year-end giving.  The local organization, which announced last week that it projects to be within 4 percent of this year’s $3 million fundraising goal, is encouraging donors age 70 1/2 and older to make a direct tax-free rollover of up to $100,000 ... Read more

FAFSA Workshop In January For Cannon County High Seniors

On Thursday January 5th Cannon County High School will be hosting a FAFSA workshop from 4 to 8 pm.  Eric Farmer with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be on hand to help answer questions that parents and students may have regarding the FAFSA.  The FAFSA or free application for federal student aid should be ... Read more

General Sessions Court Results From Tuesday December 13th

Judge Susan Melton presided over Cannon County General Sessions Court on Tuesday. Some of the results from the various cases that appeared on the docket included:Barry Wayne Bynum agreed to the violation of probation. He was ordered to serve 30 days and his probation was extended 5 months 28 days. Randy Allen Caldwell pled guilty ... Read more

Cannon Commissioners Adopts Debt Management Policy

The Cannon County Commissioners decided the future of the REACH program will continue to go through the County Books after last night’s Cannon County Commissioner meeting.  The REACH program presented a budget amendment for a LEAPS Grant to be added to their budget.  The Leaps grant totaled $56,225.00.  Linda Bedwell director of REACH handed the ... Read more

Lions Basketball Teams Split Series Against Dekalb

Rivalries are supposed to be about the competitiveness between two schools who don’t like each other.  Last night the Cannon County Lionettes squashed any competitive hopes that the Lady Tigers attempted to display. The Lionettes only allowed 6 Dekalb points in the first half and ended up winning 64-33.  Abbey Sissom was the focus of ... Read more