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Mitch Wilson Classic Highlights Weekend Full Of High School Basketball

The Friday after Thanksgiving in Cannon County means high school basketball all day long.  The 2015 Mitch Wilson Classic is one of the biggest holiday basketball gatherings in the state.  The event spans two gyms with the Woodbury Grammar School and Cannon County High Schools floors in use for most of the day and evening.  ... Read more

Drive To Zero Fatalities Campaign During Thanksgiving Holiday

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced the third annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the Carillon Pillars located within the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville. Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland ... Read more

No Lane Closures During Holidays On Tennessee Roadways

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 25 through 6:00 a.m. ... Read more

Martin Brings Flyswatter To Warren Despite Loss

If Kelli Davis has an off night on the basketball court, things may not go too well for the Cannon County Lionettes.  Davis got off to a slow start Tuesday against Warren County in McMinnville and the team couldn’t get things going either.  Davis who averaged 27 points per game coming into the contest was ... Read more

Tennessee State Fire Marshall’s Office Urges Safety During Thanksgiving Season

Nationally, an estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated average of 5 deaths, 25 injuries, and $21 million in property loss. “Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in all cooking fires,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner and State ... Read more

Cannon vs Warren Tonight

The Cannon County Lions and Lionettes renew a border rivalry with Warren County tonight when the basketball teams make the short trip to McMinnville to meet the Pioneer teams. Both girls teams are 1-2 and each team won their last game played.  Cannon rolled to a win over Bledsoe in Smith County Saturday night while ... Read more

Intoxicated Man Starts Fight With Father And Gets Arrested

 A Cannon County man was arrested recently for public intoxication after Sheriff’s Deputies visited the residence twice to check on him.  According to Sheriff’s Department Reports Sheriff’s Deputy Gregory Fauls was called twice to a residence on Jim Cummings Hwy.  The first time called was for a welfare check on a male who had been ... Read more

Judge M. Keith Siskin Nominated For Prestigious Award

M. Keith Siskin, Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District (Rutherford and Cannon Counties) has been nominated by the Director of the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts for the prestigious national Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.   The Sandra Day O’Connor Award is presented annually by the National Center ... Read more

CongressMan Diane Black: Time To Press Pause

Like each of you, I am disgusted by last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France and, more recently, by the disturbing hostage situation today in Barnako, Mali.As we consider the tragic loss of life in these nations overseas, it is appropriate for the United States to consider what measures should be taken to ensure that ... Read more