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Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Pearl Green, 89, of Beechgrove were held Saturday, September 12 at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Thomas officiating. Burial was in Douglas & Green Cemetery with Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Marie Holt Satterfield, 95, died Friday, September 11, 2009 at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Cannon County, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Liddie Duke Holt.
Cars of all shapes, sizes, vintages and colors will be on display Saturday, September 26 when the 11th annual Color of Fall Car Show takes place at the Pubic Square in Woodbury. The yearly event, sponsored by the Cannon County Chamber of Commerce, is one of the community's largest gatherings.
Cannon County General Sessions Judge Susan Melton will serve as host for the 50th Annual Tennessee General Sessions Judges' Conference to be held September 23-25 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
Candidate for Representative of Tennessee's 6th Congressional District Dave Evans recently visited with Cannon County residents in Auburntown. The candidate listened to voter concerns and put forth a vision of traditional family values and a smaller, more conservative federal government.
In the movies, such as Thunder Road starring Robert Mitchum, we saw the fast driving and daring it took to drive a car loaded with 120 proof alcohol. This was not the gasohol that we have now. It was drinking alcohol and it was made with corn mash.
In the history of National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) many of the early drivers will tell you that they started racing after the pressure got too hot to handle from the revenuers when they were running illegal liquor or moonshine as we know it.
Well so far this story has lasted longer than the time it took to ride it, I know that I have given you about 3 times as many words per mile than we rode. I enjoy bringing stories like this to you; it makes me feel like it there is a family connection between you and me. But the editor needs the space for more gainful uses. So I am going to finish this up this week.
In the world of sports, one thing that Cannon County is known for is its basketball.
Mary Jones Kelly played four years at Auburn High School on the basketball team and graduated in 1958. Now 51 plus years later she is still playing. Her team the Tennessee Amigos just won a national championship.
Cannon County's Three-Star program is taking a step back - but only so that it can step forward.
The state Three-Star program helps rural and urban Tennessee communities achieve excellence in community development by emphasizing foundational steps and targeting community strengths to improve quality of life and grow jobs. The intent of the program is to provide a strategic action plan for counties as a whole to move forward.
At 5:30 a.m. one morning recently, following one of our summer rains, we were awakened by our home security system beeping an alarm that something was wrong in our house. I am not the best in coordination or clear thinking when awakened from a sound sleep and the burglar alarm going off didn't help matters. I also can't see real well without my glasses and the alarm panel display containing the message of what was wrong looked like the image of Big Foot on a home video.