News Archives 2015

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Consistency A Problem For Lions Team

Consistency is the key to any basketball team’s season success.  The Cannon County Lions are struggling with consistency and it showed Tuesday night as they lost to the Pickett County Bobcats 63-50 in the second round of the Sonic Shootout in Sparta Tennessee at White County High School.  After a great opening game Monday night ... Read more

Have You Seen This Dog?

Dog’s name is Griffen went missing three days ago. He’s a brindle pitbull with a white chest and white feet and a little white chin. He was last seen by B Tenpenny Rd and L Witty Rd in Woodbury. He’s microchipped, about 65 lbs, has a black collar on with white paw prints on it, ... Read more

More Mailboxes Vandalized In County

More mailbox vandalism occurred recently in Cannon County.  One incident happened on Parchcorn Hollow Road residence.  A deputy was sent to the scene and met the father of the victim who had replaced the mailbox and just wanted to file a report about the issue.  The second incident of mailbox vandalism happened at a Harmony ... Read more

Cannon County Commissioners Special Called Meeting January 5th

The Cannon County Board of Commissioners will meet in a special session Tuesday January 5th at 5:00 in the courtroom of the Cannon County Courthouse.  Only item on the agenda to be discussed and voted on concerns resolution 2016-1 which is a resolution approving a referendum to add a one cent increase to sales tax. ... Read more

Upper Cumberland CASA Needs Volunteers

Children in court custody who have lived with abuse and neglect lack the confidence, understanding and words to express heir needs and wishes to the court.  Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers also known as CASA are the child’s independent voice in court.  Conservatively it is estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 ... Read more

Tennessee Agency Looks For Information From Victims of Crime

A Tennessee agency is looking for information from victims of crime in an effort to better meet their needs. The state has created an online survey that officials hope crime victims will respond to. The website address is:, and the survey will be available until February 1, 2016.   “People who have been victims ... Read more

Downpouring Three Pointers And Blocked Shots Lead To Lions Win In Shootout

While it was downpouring rain outside of Roy Sewell Gymnasium in Sparta Tennessee, the Cannon County Lions made sure it was downpouring three pointers inside the gym during their first round matchup against the Chattanooga Howard Hustlin Tigers Monday afternoon, in the 8th annual Sonic Shootout at White County High School.  Of the 13 points ... Read more

Basketball Teams Head To Sonic Shootout Monday

Holiday Basketball Classics are apt to change at any moment.  Such is the case for this weeks Sonic Shootout at Sparta High School in Sparta, a tournament that the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes are set to participate in starting today.  The Cannon County Lionettes will play in the third game of the tournament today ... Read more

Cannon’s Unemployment Rate Continues To Decrease

County unemployment rates for November 2015, released last week, show the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59, and remained the same in 24 counties Cannon County’s unemployment rate for the month of November is 5.4%.  Out of an estimated workforce of 6030 people, 5710 people were employed while 320 were unemployed. Several surrounding ... Read more