News Archives 2013


Ryan Gunter Wins Oratorical Contest

 American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury hosted the annual Oratorical Contest, for students who speak on the United States Constitution, and compete for scholarships as much as $18,000.00 at the National Level.  The winner of the 2013  American Legion Post 279 Oratorical Contest is Ryan Gunter, a sophomore at Cannon County High School.  Ryan will ... Read more

Girl Scout Cookies Orders Taken Now

Orders are being taken now for Girl Scout Cookies!  Booth sales begin February 10.  The approximately 60 Girl Scouts in Cannon County will be working booths on weekends outside of local businesses.  Please show your support by placing an order now or purchasing from one of our booths.The Girl Scout Cookie Program is much more ... Read more

Pair Charged In Stolen Transmission Case

An investigation in a theft case that has been ongoing since August has finally resulted in arrests before the New Year.  Steven Dale Koontz and Crystal Lee Dillon both of Van Buren County have been charged with theft over $500.  Back in August of 2012, Koontz and Dillon went to Pelham’s Auto Salvage looking to ... Read more

Oratorical Contest Starts Tonight At Senior Center

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program National Contest begins tonight on the local level.  The event will take place at the Cannon Senior Center tonight at 7:00.  The American Legion Post 279 competition will be coordinated by Mr. William Freddy Curtis, Government teacher at Cannon County High School.  Mr. John Basinger is the ... Read more

Lions and Lionettes Visit Manchester Tonight

Tonight the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes play the second game in the home and away series vs Coffee County in Manchester.  Back on November 16th Cannon was able to get the win in Woodbury 58-42.  Both teams won against their respective opponents to start the 2013 year.  Coffee beat Warren County 52-24.The Cannon boys ... Read more

Animal Science Update From The Cannon County UT Extension Office

 Cow-Calf Management Tips for January January, the first month of the new year. A welcomed “new beginning” for lots of folks and cattle producers. It is also a critical month from a management standpoint for cow-calf producers. As January comes, winter begins and the environment becomes cold, wet and muddy. This is also the first ... Read more

Man Who Cuts Tattoos Out Of His Own Arm Wanted In Cannon County

A Murfreesboro resident, wanted in Cannon County on a probation violation was taken into custody after a nearly two hour standoff with Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies.  A report that a man was acting suicidal on Gresham Lane early Thursday morning brought Deputies out to the apartment residence.  They learned Christopher Roy Coelho had been drinking ... Read more

Man Texts Meth Ingredients To Alexandria Woman While Shoplifting At Walmart

An Alexandria woman from nearby Dekalb County was arrested on New Year’s Day after she allegedly tried to shoplift more than $500 worth of merchandise.  According to Murfreesboro police reports Ms. Kristen Nicole Gilbert was arrested on a shoplifting charge after a loss prevention employee said she was concealing items in her purse.  Among the ... Read more

Lionettes Win In Livingston

It was everything a basketball fan could hope for when the two top girls basketball programs of the very tough District 8-AA get together.  Friday night the Cannon County Lionettes traveled to Livingston to meet the Lady Cats in the first of two regular season meetings.  After Cannon scored the first basket, Livingston went on ... Read more

Farm Family School Starts January 10th

The 2013 Farm Family School is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 10th with the Mid State Producers Annual Meeting. Following the business meeting, Dr. Andrew Griffith will discuss the outlook for the beef industry. Dr. Andrew Griffith serves as the University of Tennessee Extension Service Ag Economist. Dr. Griffith recently joined the University of ... Read more