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Sheriff's Department Issues Special Alert To Short Mountain Area Tonight

Monday, 29 June 2015

 The Cannon County Sheriff's department has requested people be on the look out for a a white male, early twenties, 5' 11" inches tall, brown hair, blue eyes. Last seen in the 5000 block of Short Mtn Rd in Cannon County. This subject is wanted for auto theft and is considered to be armed and dangerous. He may or may not have facial hair and his clothing description is unknown at this time. His direction of travel is unknown at this time well. Anyone seeing a suspicious person matching this description in the Short Mtn Area is encouraged to call the dispatch center at 615-563-4322.
The Sheriffs Dept believes he may look for another vehicle to steal to evade capture. Please secure your vehicles and lock your doors if you live in this area.
The Sheriffs Dept has not advised any new information other than they are continuing to follow leads. A suspect name has been identified but has not been released at this time

Cannon County's Unemployment Rate at 5.7%

Monday, 29 June 2015

County unemployment rates for May 2015, released last week, show the rates increased in 92 counties, decreased in one county and remained the same in two.
Cannon County was one of those counties in which the unemployment rate increased.  Out of an estimated workforce of 6080 people 5730 people were employed during the month of May while 350 people unemployed.  This gave Cannon County a 5.7 percent unemployment rate which was up five tenths of a percentage point from the 5.2 mark in April.  Other neighboring counties also showed a slight increase.  Coffee County is at 5.4 percent, Dekalb reported a 7.1 percent rate.  Rutherford had the smallest increase of the neighboring counties with a 4.6 percent rate up four tenths of a percent from May.  Warren is at 5.9 percent and Wilson is at 4.7 percent.  Last year at this time Cannon reported a 6 percent unemployment rate
Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for May was 5.8 percent, two-tenths of one percentage point lower than the April revised rate of 6.0 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for May was 5.5 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point higher than the prior month.

Amateur Radio Club To Hold Special Event Station During Fiddlers Jamboree

Monday, 29 June 2015

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be conducting a Special Event Station during the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the front entrance of the Justin Potter Library. Ham radio operators will utilize their skills to contact other amateur (Ham) stations throughout the US and worldwide to publicize and show local support for the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree. These contacts will take place on the following frequencies in the Amateur Radio Bands: 14.280 (USB), 14.045 (CW), 7.275 (LSB) & 7.045 (CW) MHZ. The public is invited to come by and participate in this event. All amateurs in the area are asked to monitor 145.49 MHZ for more information.

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an organization of amateur radio operators from DeKalb and Surrounding Counties and is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. Call 597-9563 for additional details and information.
 

Amendments To Be Discussed and Acted On During Special Called Meeting

Sunday, 28 June 2015

The fiscal year is wrapping up and the Cannon County Commissioners have called a special meeting set for Monday night to approve last minute budget amendments and to approve the continuing budget resolution.  Amendments needing to be approved include the County Budget, Library, Sheriff's Department, Solid Waste, Highway Department, and Board Of Education.  Other items on the agenda will be to discuss THC Select and appoint two new members to the Library Board.  Because it is a special called meeting the only items that can be discussed are the items on the agenda.  No new business or vote can be done concerning the details of a budget for the fiscal year 2015-2016 . The meeting Monday is set for 5:00 in the courtroom of the Cannon County Courthouse.

Music and Dunking Booth Part Of July Fireworks Celebration

Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Town of Woodbury and Cannon County are gearing up for a big July 4th weekend.  First on Friday will be the Fireworks Celebration.  Festivities will start at 4:00 in the afternoon with live music, patriotic music, games for the kids, a dunking booth with several county, and city officials along with teachers and coaches of Cannon County High School.  The American Legion Post 279 who is heading this event up this year will be selling hot dogs and drinks.  The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 279 will be selling snow-cones, strawberry short cakes with all the trimmings, action bracelets and United States Flags large and small.  The American Legion Post also announces that even Uncle Sam will be in attendance and everyone is encouraged to come out to the free celebration and get their picture taken with him.
 

News From Cannon Libraries

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Summer is swinging along and here it is almost the end of June.  The end of June brings the beginning of July and the beginning of July is a National Holiday.  The library will be closed, Saturday, July 4, to celebrate our independence.
 
Signups continue with the Summer Reading Program.  It’s not too late to join the program and start reading books for fun and prizes.  Come on in, get your program materials and start reading.  This year for children birth to 4 years and children 4 to 12 years the subject is Every Hero Has a Story.  For Teens, ages 12 to 17, the theme is Unmask.  The topic for adults, ages 18 and up, is Escape the Ordinary.  Every book counts toward the Summer Reading Program prizes and don’t forget to pick up a calendar with all the Summer Reading Program events listed.
 
Through June and July there will be NO story time Adams Memorial Library, however story time is continuing at the Auburntown Branch.  Story Time will resume in August at Adams Memorial.  Until then you can attend the Auburntown story time and join the Summer Reading Program with your children.
 
June 30 we have our fourth summer movie of the season.  Did I say it was FREE?  It’s still free.  With FREE popcorn?  Lots of popcorn.  FREE air conditioning?  It’s sooooo cool.  Come to the Jennings Community Room to see the newest summer movie.  We have a great crowd coming by who are making the movie part of their summer vacation.  Make it part of your summer fun, too!  Can’t wait until movie day to know what we’re showing?    Come by or call the library to find out.  Due to licensing considerations, we can’t print the title in the paper, but you’ll love it.
 
Thursday, July 2, we have a Summer Reading Program event that fits in perfectly with the coming celebration of our national independence – Military Heroes of Cannon County.  Meet at the Courthouse at 1 p.m. for a tour of the county’s military heroes, then come to the library to see military equipment.  What will be here?  Come and find out.  Surprises are in store so don’t miss this.
 
Don’t forget our ongoing program One Thousand Books before Kindergarten that continues all year.  If you have a child of pre-kindergarten age, stop by the circulation desk and sign up.  You’ll get a packet of materials to keep a record of your child’s progress as well as games and activities.  This will be a wonderful addition to your child’s memory book.  Someday your child will be astonished at all the books she read when she was little and too young to remember reading.
 
Summer is moving fast.  July is here!  Don’t miss the Summer Reading Program.  This month we’ll have our pool party and the grand finale.  Don’t hesitate!  Come to the library and sign up for Summer Reading.   There is still plenty to do.  Come to the library today and ask anyone at the desk to sign you up.

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