News Archives 2008


Man Arrested For Allegedly Providing Suboxone To A Minor

A Cannon County man was arrested recently for allegedly providing drugs to a minor.  According to Woodbury Police reports, Jeffery Nelson Alexander did posses a schedule 3 drug known as suboxone and provided it to a 17 year old juvenile.  Alexander was also charged with casual exchange and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia as police ... Read more

Watch Your Trees

While opinions may differ on how soon is too soon to put up holiday decorations, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that one thing is not up for debate: Dry and neglected Christmas trees can cause fires. To avoid a devastating home fire, the SFMO encourages Tennesseans to keep fire safety in ... Read more

New Requirements Proposed For Herbicide Use

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proposing new rules and requirements for use of herbicides containing dicamba in the commercial production of cotton and soybeans. TDA is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Special Local Needs [24(c)] label to further restrict use of new formulation products in Tennessee including ... Read more

Over 100000 Tennesseans Living With Alzheimer’s

Today in Tennessee, 110,000 people over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, that number is expected to grow to 140,000. The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter to provide support and education for Tennesseans on this disease. “Alzheimer’s takes a terrible toll on those ... Read more

Lionettes Rebound From Loss Against Dekalb By Beating York

The Cannon County Lionettes answered the bell Tuesday night when they beat visiting District 8-AA opponents York Institute, one game after the huge 30 point loss to Dekalb.  When the game got started it looked like the Lionettes would fold to the team from Jamestown as York opened up a 12 point lead into the ... Read more

16.33% Of Property Tax Revenue Collected Recently

At each Cannon County Commission meeting, various selected departments are asked to give quarterly reports to the Commission.  Cannon County Trustee Norma Knox gave her report this past Thursday.  According to the report, revenue obtained through property tax is expected to be over six million dollars total.  As of the meeting, the office has collected ... Read more

Cannon Woman Caught Shoplifting Twice In One Day

A Cannon County woman was arrested for disorderly conduct recently after her second altercation with Murfreesboro Police Officers in the same day.  According to Murfreesboro Police reports, police responded to the Marshall’s store and upon arrival found Ms. April Burnette of Woodbury had been yelling and making a scene with management after being escorted out ... Read more

York Vs Cannon Hoops Tonight In Woodbury

The final of four district contests of the 2017 year takes place tonight in Woodbury as the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes hoops team, meets the York Institute Dragons and Dragonettes from Jamestown.  Lionettes are looking to rebound after a disappointing 0-3 start in District play with the last being a runaway game from Dekalb.  ... Read more

Ambulance Purchase Put On Hold Till January Meeting

Two resolutions concerning first responders have been put on hold until the January meeting so that the Cannon County Commissioners can see what kind of finanical shape the County is in before proceeding.  For the last two months at the Cannon County Commission meetings, the Commission has put off the purchase of a new ambulance.  ... Read more

TDCI Urges Consumers To Be Aware Of Common Holiday Scams

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays well underway, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers to be wary of holiday-themed scams during this season of giving. Because scammers use the holidays to prey upon the good nature of others, Tennesseans are urged to guard their ... Read more