News Archives 2011


Office of Inspector General Announce Two Mid-State Arrests

Two mid-state residents are charged in separate cases with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs.The Office of Inspector General has announced the arrest of Marti A. Compton, 50, of Alexandria and Chad W. Peveler, 33, of Gallatin. Their arrests were assisted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Smyrna Police Department. Marti Compton is indicted ... Read more

Tennessee Sending Four New Members To Congress

Tennesseans is sending several freshman lawmakers to Congress today. Midstate Representatives Diane Black and Scott DesJarlais are among the foursome headed to the nation’s capital to take their oaths of office. The now-Republican majority has vowed one of the first issues they’ll attempt to tackle is the controversial federal health care overhaul. Along with repealing ... Read more

Fried Fish Linked To Higher Stroke Rates In Tennessee, U.S. South

Researchers believe the higher rates of fatal strokes in the South, including the state of Tennessee, are due to a heavy consumption of fried fish.The omega-three fatty acids in fish have been linked to a lower risk of stroke, but frying fish reduces the health benefits of those fatty acids. Scientists say those who live ... Read more

Police Respond To Christmas Eve Incident

A Woodbury man is facing numerous charges following an incident on Christmas Eve.On December 24th, Johnny Brian Hollis, 24 of Mason Street was arrested and charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping (2 counts), resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited possession of a weapon. According to Woodbury Police Department reports, Hollis imprisoned two women ... Read more

New Law Allows More Distilleries Around State

Short Mountain Distillery may have some company in the new year, as more areas will have the opportunity to establish them.More distilleries are coming to Tennessee in the New Year. The state Legislature has approved a new law that allows around 40 more counties to manufacture distilled spirits. Under the legislation, manufacturers are allowed to ... Read more

Woodbury Town Council Reviews Beer and Possible Property

Changes in the city’s beer ordinance and discussion of possible sites for a new fire hall filled most of the time at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Mayor and Board of Alderman for the town of Woodbury.A public hearing was held concerning Ordinance No. 436. The ordinance was proposed to amend Ordinance No. 421 (regulating ... Read more

Cannon General Sessions Court Activity for January 4th

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:Michael Murphy was appointed an attorney and reset for January 11, 2011. He is charged with violation of probation. Travis Dobson was reset until March 1, 2011. He is charged ... Read more