News Archives 2016

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Library Announces Book Sale And Holiday Closings

The Adams Memorial Library would like to remind the public about their Friends of the Library Book Sale which is going on now through December 17th.  All adult hardback books  will be buy one get one free and children’s  hardback books are just 5 for $1.00. Both library outlets will be closed for the holidays ... Read more

Scott Smith Battle Ends With Lionettes Win

It was a matchup of two District 8-AA women’s basketball players that not only have huge impacts on their respective teams but also have a bright future throughout the remainder of this season and beyond.  The Lionettes behind Maleah Scott staged a comeback took over in the fourth quarter and won over Harli Smith and ... Read more

Take A Stroll Down “Forever Abbey Road” Saturday at Arts Center

Forever Abbey Road returns to the Arts Center this Saturday night for a special Holiday event featuring solo Christmas songs by the fab four such as John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas” and Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” along with the group hits you know and love.  Holiday baked goods and refreshments are included with this ticket ... Read more

Rural Planning Committee Meeting In Cookeville Thursday

A meeting of the Center Hill Rural Planning Organiztion Technical Committee will be held from 1-3P on Thursday at the Leslie Town Center located at One WEst `st Street in Cookeville TN.   The Center Hill RPO is responsible for comprehensive transportation planning for 8 counties including Cannon, Dekalb and Warren. This is an open ... Read more

State Fire Marshall Urges Tennesseans To Heat Home Safely

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to keep safety in mind as they heat their homes during the winter season. Residents are urged to use extra caution with the use of alternate heat sources, such as portable heaters. “We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when heating your home ... Read more

No Brake Lights Leads To Readyville Man Arrest

A Readyville man was arrested and charged with violation of probation over the weekend in Murfreesboro after he was pulled over for a light law violation.  According to Murfreesboro Police Reports, Police conducted a traffic stop for no brake lights and ran a check on the driver 40 year old Joshua Kurry McMackins of Tassey ... Read more

Long Road Trip For High School Ball Teams Tonight

Two District 8-AA girls basketball teams who both lost to Dekalb County over the last week will meet up tonight as the Cannon County Lionettes take a lengthy road trip to Jamestown Tennessee to meet the York Institute Dragonettes.  Cannon County fell to their rival Friday while the Smithville team beat York on Tuesday   York ... Read more

Cannon County Commission Special Called Meeting Notice

To:  County Commisioners            The Cannon County Board of Commissioners will meet in special session, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Cannon County Courthouse.    Agenda for December 20, 2016     Call to Order.   Prayer   Roll Call   Approve 2.52% budget cuts.   Approve Fund Balance ... Read more

Red Kettle Donations Down

The Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon counties are asking for your help this Christmas Season.  Unfortunately, donations to this season’s Red Kettle Campaign are down.  According to The Salvation Army’s Rutherford and Cannon Counties Corps Officer, Captain Joseph Irvin, “Our Kettle donations allow us to minister to our communities’ working poor and homeless families. ... Read more

Congressman Diane Black: Back In The Driver’s Seat

It’s been a productive week in Washington. We passed over a dozen bills to strengthen veterans programs, legislation to fund groundbreaking medical innovation, and a bill to improve the infrastructure of our ports, canals, locks, and waterways. Meanwhile, the Christmas season was in full swing with the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree, a 50 year ... Read more