News Archives 2014


Lions and Lionettes Playing In Florida Today

The Cannon County Lionettes and Lions basketball team are enjoying the Christmas holidays in Florida as the teams took off Friday for the Sunshine State.  A couple of days of sightseeing, hanging out at the beach and basketball practice made the agenda for Saturday and Sunday and today the teams will participate in the Marlin ... Read more

Erratic Behavior Leads To Arrest

Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputies recently responded to a report about a Cannon County man just sitting in the middle of Rains Ridge Road.  According to Sheriff’s Department reports, Deputy Paul Reed was at the Sheriff’s Department when he was approached by a citizen who he had spoken to before about drug activity.  The man stated ... Read more

9-1-1 Adjusted Rates To Take Effect January 1 2015

 The Tennessee General Assembly passed the 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014 (“the Act”) on April 25, 2014. The Act, effective January 1, 2015, updates the existing model for funding 911 to account for changes in technology and consumer choice by establishing a single, uniform 911 surcharge rate.  The new uniform rate accounts for advancements in technology needed to provide Tennesseans with prompt and accurate 911 ... Read more

Cannon’s Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly

County unemployment rates for November 2014, released recently, show the rate decreased in 18 counties, increased in 63 counties, and remained the same in 14 counties. Cannon County’s unemployment increased slightly as the County shows that out of an estimated work force of 6,490 people, 6,140 people were employed while 350 were unemployed bringing the ... Read more

Local Government Holiday Hours

The Christmas Holidays are here and those that have informed WBRY of closings or special hours include.  The Woodbury City Hall is closed and will be open again Monday morning December 29th.  The Cannon County Courthouse is closed for the holidays including Saturday.  They will reopen Monday morning December 29th The Adams Memorial Library and ... Read more

TDOT Smartway App Offers Live Video Streaming

The Tennessee Department of Transportation today unveiled a new and improved TDOT SmartWay traffic information web application. For the first time, TDOT SmartWay offers both desktop and mobile devices users the option to stream live video from the SmartWay cameras located in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.“Providing up-to-the-minute traffic information is critical in TDOT’s efforts ... Read more

Photo Contest Underway For Calendar Issue

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2014-15 photo contest for publication in the Tennessee Wildlife Magazine’s annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing and wildlife species native to Tennessee, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee. Interested photographers must submit their photo entries ... Read more

Help For Tennesseans Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Based on national estimates, thousands of Tennesseans struggle through the cold and dreary winter season with feelings of prolonged sadness. For an estimated 4 to 6 percent of the population, winter brings about periods of fatigue and in some cases anxiety known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or (SAD). The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and ... Read more

State Fire Marshall Stresses Safety For The Holidays

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging cooks across Tennessee to practice good safety habits in the kitchen during the hectic holiday season.   Unattended cooking ranks as the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home-fire injuries and can take a devastating toll. During 2009-2013, Tennessee fire departments reported 9,847 residential structure fires involving cooking ... Read more

Clear The Roads For Holiday Traffic

Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at noon on Tuesday, ... Read more