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TCAP Scores Are In

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Districts in the state of Tennessee saw TCAP scores remain relatively constant in grades three thru 8.  Cannon County's biggest score increase came in Social Studies where 88.4 percent oft the students were either proficient or advanced which was a 4. 8 increase from last year while Cannon County students in those grades dropped 4.4 percent in reading scores.  State wide reading scores also dropped slightly and is an area with continued need for improvement.  Cannon County scores in grades 3-8 increased in Math at 3.2 percent and Science at 1.2 percent.
Cannon County High School dropped in percentage in Algebra II Testing in the Economically Disadvantaged group drop of  14.1 percent and English 3 drop of 3.1 percent.  The High School made improvements in Algebra 2 with a 6.4 percent increase and English 2 at 1.9 percent increase
 

Student Leadership Blood Drive Hosted at the Woodbury Lions Club Thursday

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Baylee Nemeth a junior at Cannon Co High School is leading her community in a Student Leadership Blood Drive.    American Red Cross has issued a urgent call for blood and platelet donors.   She needs your help getting the message out.  The Leadership program allows High School Students to host Blood drives and qualify for scholarship opportunities.  Please help prevent an emergency blood shortage and a student from Cannon Co  High School reach her goal.   The blood drive will be held at the Lions Club Building on the corner of West Adams and Lehman Streets Thursday from 1-6P.
 

County Commission Passes Budget For New Fiscal Year

Monday, 28 July 2014

There will be no property tax increase for the 2014-2015 fiscal year as the rate will stay as the current $2.53 property rate. The Cannon County Commissioners met in a special called meeting to vote on the appropriations for the fiscal year and set the tax rate for the fiscal year.  Both items passed without too much debate.  Looking into the budget, the estimated ending fund balance for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is $433,669.00. It is estimated that the ending fund balance for the 2014-15 fiscal year will be $126,539.00. Estimated revenue for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was  $4,505,030.00 while estimated revenue for the new fiscal year is $4,498,025.00. The appropriations for the tax rate is as follows: General Fund-$1.26, Solid Waste Sanitation .16 cents.  General Purpose School 88 cents, General Debt Service  3 cents and Ambulance Service .20 cents. The Cannon County Budget Committee met a total of 8 times. The Committee consists of County Commissioners Tony Neal, Todd Hollandsworth, Jimmy Mingle, Jim Bush and Chairman Mark Barker. James Adkins and Bill Jennings also served on the committee                                                                           
 

Red Apple Days Schedule

Monday, 28 July 2014

AUBURNTOWN RED APPLE DAYS AUG. 1 & 2

5:00pm Friday night August 1st Gospel Music Night
Featuring
Say Lee, Men of Grace, Heart Song, Right on Time

Saturday August 2nd begins Early

7:30am Fun Run and 5K sponsored by Lions Club

9:00am Games in the park for children up to 12 years old

10:00am Apple of My Eye Baby Pageant newborn to 5 years old
anyone interested in putting you child or grandchild in the pageant
$10.00 entry fee be registered by 9:30 Saturday morning if you have questions please call Denise at 464-2696 or 542-4530
The pageant is for both boys and girls, if possible please call me before time so I have some idea how many boys and girls we will have that day.

12:00 Parade

1:00pm Starts off the afternoon and night with entertainment blue grass, country, classic rock the music will continue until 10:00pm
Some of our featured groups will be
The Mountain Trio from Fiddlers Jamboree, Lorianna Matea blue grass wonder from Nashville, 61 Seconds, Lost in Tyme Ron and Don Stacy, Lonesome Playboys from Nashville, Youth Group Prosperity Baptist Church

Lots of entertainment games, bouncy's, face painting, and booths for the kids ,

We have lots of giveaways for both Friday and Saturday

We  have vendors with beautiful crafts and products to look through and purchase.

Booth rental still available call me at 464-2696 or 542-4530
 

Cannon's Unemployment Rate Grows

Sunday, 27 July 2014

County unemployment rates for June 2014, released last week, show the rate increased in all 95 counties.  Cannon County's unemployment rate reached up to 6.7 percent for the month of June which was an increase of 1.2 percent from the 5.5 mark in May.  Out of an estimated work force of 6,600 people, approximately 6,160 were employed while 440 people were unemployed. Some Surrounding counties reported at least a 1 percent increase.  Rutherford County reports a 6 percent rate, Wilson a 5.8, Coffee County is 6.6 percent, Dekalb grew to 7 percent unemployment rate while Warren County had the biggest unemployment rate of surrounding counties with 8.2 percent.  Cannon's unemployment rate during the month of June 2013 was 8.4 percent
 

Cannon's Unemployment Rate Grows

Sunday, 27 July 2014

County unemployment rates for June 2014, released last week, show the rate increased in all 95 counties.  Cannon County's unemployment rate reached up to 6.7 percent for the month of June which was an increase of 1.2 percent from the 5.5 mark in May.  Out of an estimated work force of 6,600 people, approximately 6,160 were employed while 440 people were unemployed. Some Surrounding counties reported at least a 1 percent increase.  Rutherford County reports a 6 percent rate, Wilson a 5.8, Coffee County is 6.6 percent, Dekalb grew to 7 percent unemployment rate while Warren County had the biggest unemployment rate of surrounding counties with 8.2 percent.  Cannon's unemployment rate during the month of June 2013 was 8.4 percent
 

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