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Historical Society Meeting
Tuesday, March 14
Dr. Michael Bradley will speak on "The Raiders of December 1862" during the meeting of the Cannon County Historical Society on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the small dining area of the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center, 309 Lehman St. The author of numerous books and articles about the Civil War, Dr. Bradley taught U.S. history at Motlow State Community College for 36 years. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Stone's River Historical Marker
Friday, March 17
A dedication ceremony for the new Stone's River Historical Marker is set for Friday, March 17, (St. Patrick's Day), at 11 a.m., on the east side of the Courthouse. The Master of Ceremonies will be County Executive Mike Gannon. Special guests include Dr. Carroll Van West, Tennessee State Historian; Robert Bush, Cannon County Historian; Sen. Mae Beavers; Rep. Mark Pody; Mayor Andy Duggin and Col. Jim Stone and Gregory Cutcliff, the Scottish Bag Piper.

Class of 1967
Looking for Lost Classmates
Friends and family of Woodbury Central High School Class of 1967 your help is needed to locate the following classmates for the Class Reunion on April 29.
Sally Sue Ellis
Barbara Kay Gunter
Patricia Sue Moore McGinnis
Bobby Joe Summars
Betty Ann Summers
Brenda Lou Todd
Nancy Cox Young
Please contact: Glenda Davenport at 615-904-5549 or or Judy Vanatta Varner at 770-630-6345 or

Rep. Mark Pody
Friday, March 17, 1 p.m.
Woodbury Senior Center
Your opportunity to HEAR and DISCUSS
State Government Legislative Issues
Be a part of Rep. Mark Pody's 3RD FRIDAY SERIES

Democratic Party Meeting
March 30
The Cannon County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on March 30, 2017 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Stillhouse Restaurant.
Local Democrats will elect a new Chairperson, Vice Chairperson(s), Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Committee for a two-year term. All Democratic residents who are eligible voters of Cannon County are urged to attend to discuss the party's agenda and events for 2017-18. The Reorganization Convention is open to all Cannon County Democrats. Attendees should arrive early to complete credentially forms and be admitted to the convention prior to 6 p.m. when the meeting will begin. For more information contact Jordan Wilkins at 615-464-5440.


Solid Waste Department
announces new hours
Due to budget cuts imposed by the Cannon County Commission, the Solid Waste Department must reduce some services extended to the public. Starting Monday November 21st, the Cannon County Convenience Center will have new hours of operation.
Saturday 7A-5P
Only household waste will be accepted at the Convenience Center. There will no longer be any building materials accepted or cardboard pickup provided. Please make note of any changes.

Alcoholics Anonymous
If you drink alot that's your business. If you want to stop that's ours.
Meetings are on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at Stones River Hospital Cafeteria. Sunday evening and Wednesday evening meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center.
Call 615-653-7914.


Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church.


Flags for Sale
The American Legion Post 279 in Woodbury is selling flags and
accessories. The monies raised from the sale of these flags goes 100% back to our Community, our Youth and our Veterans, in Cannon County. This is an on-going project. We have available an assortment of all sizes and all types of flags - United States Flags, State Flags, Military Service Flags; and all sizes of flag poles.
The United States Flag 3'x 5' nylon is $25 (best price
anywhere). This is our most popular flag. The United States Flag 4"x 6" is .50 each or $5 a dozen for special occasions. The military services/branches flags are $30 each. For that special display. We can get you any State Flag, different size flags and different
size flag poles, (small house flag poles to large business flag poles.) WE ALSO HAVE INDOOR FLAG SETS. FLAGS FOR ALL OCASSIONS. If you need to make a special order, call and we have a catalogue available to make your selections.
CHARLIE HARRELL 615-542-1289, OR JIM STONE 615-563-6111, OR BRENT BUSH
615-563-2691, OR BRITT KNOX 615-904-5644, OR PENNY DANIELS 615-563-6729.
We will be glad to take your order, deliver your order, and all with a
smile and a big thank you, for Supporting the American Legion Post 279,

Music Night on Thursdays
The Pocahontas Community Center, located near Ivy Bluff, will be having a music night every Thursday at 5 p.m. We welcome all musicians who would like to come and play with our group, beginners or pros. If you like to sing our band will play your song and let you sing along! Spectators and dancers are welcome. For more info call Ray, 615-765-7835

Clearfork United Methodist Church
1721 Big Hill Road, Gassaway
Clearfork Methodist will begin its monthly dinners on Saturday, January 7. Suppers will be once a month on the first Saturday with hours 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu features catfish or chicken tenders with choice of pinto, white or green beans, hush puppies, cabbage slaw or veggie salad, french fries, homemade desserts and drink. Carry out dinners are available by calling 615-563-1415.


For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.
A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children. This meeting will be held at the Adams Memorial Library, 212 College Street, Woodbury, TN/Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm.
For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Bloodmobile Visit
Thursday, March 16
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the Lions Club Building, 540 W Adams St. Woodbury, from noon to 6 p.m.

Cannon County Senior Center
Music Night
Friday, March 17
The Gilley Brothers will perform. Doors open at 6 p.m. with $5 admission.

Liberty Dance
Saturday, March 18 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Featuring Rode West. Come enjoy the music and dance. Call 615-563-2792 or 615-464-8110 for more information.

Liberty Dance
Saturday, March 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Featuring 231 South. Come enjoy the music and dance. Call 615-563-2792 or 615-464-8110 for more information.


Auburntown Blood Drive
Tuesday, March 28
Auburn Elementary School is hosting a blood drive in the gym on Tuesday, March 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment please contact Cindy Larson at 615-464-4342 or
There is also a need for high school students to volunteer for service hours.

Cannon Runs for Children
April 1--Cannon Runs for Children--A 5k run/walk sponsored by The Child Advocacy Center of Cannon County will be held at Dillon Park. Registration will start at 6:45 am, the run/walk will begin at 7:30 am. Register on line at or contact 615-867-9000.

Annual Princess Ball
Friday April 14--10th Annual Princess Ball presented by the Woodbury Lions Club will be held at the Senior Center beginning at 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A father/father figure & daughter dance--enjoy Food-Music-Dance Lessons--DJ and Fun. $25 per couple--$10 per each additional girl. Contact
Korie Loftus at 615-542-6970 or Carolyn Motley at 615-563-2222 for further information.

Spring Wagon Train Ride
May 10th-11th-12th--The Middle Tn Mule Skinners Assoc. presents their Spring Wagon Train Ride--meet at the fair grounds in Woodbury at 9 am each
morning and travel a different route through Cannon County each day, overnight camping allowed. Contact wagon master Grady George Jr. at 615-849-6867 for information.


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