News Archives 2008


Tennessee’s Uninsured Increases

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville report released today shows that Tennessee’s overall uninsured rate increased from the 2016 level of 5.5 percent to 6 percent in 2017.  Nonetheless, the reported uninsured rate is still at one of the lowest levels in the past two decades. The report entitled The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of ... Read more

Manchester Woman Arrested For Crack Pipe During Burglary Investigation

Murfreesboro Police who were conducting an investigation into an aggravated burglary ended up adding an arrest of a Manchester woman after she allegedly dropped a crack pipe on the ground when they were talking to her.  According to Murfreesboro Police reports 57 year old Jennifer Layne Dunn came out of an apartment next to the ... Read more

Love’s 13 In 4th Quarter Helps Propel Lions To Win

For the past two games, the Cannon County Lions boys basketball team has been executing the overall game plan installed by first year head coach Carlos Smith.  Tuesday night it paid off with a 54-48 win over the Smith County Owls on the road in Carthage.  The win is the second one overall and makes ... Read more

Lions Meet Owls In Second Consecutive District Basketball Contest

High school basketball this evening finds the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes traveling to Carthage tonight for their second District 8-AA contest in a row.  The Cannon County Lionettes will try to rebound from their loss against Upperman back on Friday evening.  The Lionettes lost by 19 but showed some progress that should help them ... Read more

Aldermen To Fill Vacant Position Tonight

The Woodbury Aldermen will be asked to elect a person to fill the vacant position of the late Dottie Duggin.  Ms. Duggin served many years on the Board of Aldermen and was elected Vice Mayor after current Woodbury Mayor Andy Duggin took office.  Ms Duggin passed away recently after a battle with cancer.  At the ... Read more

Record Number Of Tennesseans Hike At State Parks

A record number of Tennesseans this year worked off their Thanksgiving feasts at Tennessee State Parks on the day after Thanksgiving. Nearly 1,500 hikers – a 15 percent increase over the same event in 2017 – attended a hike at one of Tennessee’s 56 state parks. “This hike is growing in popularity because it showcases ... Read more

150 Cards Issued To New Patrons

The Cannon County Library System reports that 150 cards were issued to new patrons from July to November of 2017. With the help of the Summer Reading and Battle of the Books Programs, both the Adams and Auburntown Libraries have welcomed new patrons, many of which have just moved to the county. Of the 150 ... Read more

AAA: Improperly Secured Christmas Trees Could Cost Thousands

Reports say Christmas trees are more expensive this year due to a shortage; AAA warns an improperly secured tree could cost thousands in vehicle repairs, insurance claims and penalties. According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure ... Read more

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Seeking VITA Volunteers

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  VITA is a free service and will aid qualifying local residents in claiming their tax refund dollars.In 2017, VITA volunteers filed 1,105 tax returns resulting in over $2 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon ... Read more

Card And Checkbooks Stolen

With the Christmas season upon us, so comes the possibility of increase of thefts in the area.  Two Cannon County residents recently had their checkbook or debit cards stolen. According to Cannon County Sheriff’s Department reports April Hall Barnes came into the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department to file a report for a stolen debit card.  ... Read more