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City discusses curbside recycling

City discusses curbside recycling

A curbside recycling program is under consideration by the city of McMinnville. The initial startup estimate is over $600,000.

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Will city support private business?

Will city support private business?

McMinnville officials are feeling the music, but will that groove equate to money for Cumberland Caverns Live?

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$500K grant boosts new duplex project

$500K grant boosts new duplex project

A $500,000 state grant will allow McMinnville Housing Authority to jumpstart a project to construct new duplexes in the area of Nashville Highway and ...

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Smith tries to drive into traffic

A man who beat his ex-girlfriend, then threatened to drive into oncoming traffic and kill them both, has been sentenced to serve two years in ...

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New armory to triple in size once construction complete

Design will begin this fall and construction is expected to start in late 2020 for a new National Guard Armory in Warren County.

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Blaine Wilcher wants another term to continue progress

Blaine Wilcher wants another term to continue progress

My name is Blaine Wilcher. I’m a lifelong resident of Warren County and a graduate of WCHS and Motlow. I’m married to Lorie ...

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ServePro denies request

Negotiations over a local church’s sewage crisis cleanup expense added more muck to an already messy situation.

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Auditions open for 'Footloose' casting

It’s time to prepare for another electrifying production at Park Theater. Dream Reality Group, in partnership with The Park Theatre Group, is announcing open ...

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General Sessions

Judge Bill Locke heard the following cases Tuesday in General Sessions Court.

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Search for Finance Department director continues forward

The process to find Warren County’s new Finance Department director is moving forward, and the nine applicants will be interviewed this month.

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County reports recycling rate at 16 percent

Warren County Sanitation Department recycled 16 percent in the month of June, a total of almost 144 tons.

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Hall scheduled to bring laughs at VFW on 28th

Guitar-playing comedian Greg Hall is coming to the VFW in McMinnville next Saturday, July 28. Hall is a nationwide entertainer who delights audiences with his ...

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Wreck leads to DUI arrest

Wreck leads to DUI arrest

A woman suspected of substance abuse hit a Woodbury exit sign before causing a wreck at the Oriole and Sunset Drive intersection with the bypass ...

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Tax break for hotel gets OK

It was a resounding “yes” from Warren County government for property tax relief to attract a $10 million hotel development.

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Pam Tillis coming to fair

Pam Tillis coming to fair

Country music royalty will be in McMinnville in September when Pam Tillis takes the stage as the headline entertainer at the Warren County A&L ...

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State set to adopt city road project

State set to adopt city road project

Extending Magness Drive to intersect with the bypass may not cost the city of McMinnville $500,000. However, that savings could prolong the time it ...

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Fire Department requests $90K to replace fire station's roof

McMinnville Fire Department is requesting an additional $90,000 for the upcoming fiscal year to replace the roof on a fire station.

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Man arrested for exploiting minor

A joint investigation by special agents with the TBI, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Department of Correction Community Supervision Division ...

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Bell announces candidacy for 11th District Commissioner

Bell announces candidacy for 11th District Commissioner

Hello, my name is Michael Bell, and I am announcing my candidacy for 11th District County Commissioner of Warren County.

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Circuit court

Judge Bart Stanley ruled on the following cases in Circuit Court.

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Business Monthly - WC Schools ideal feeder for TCAT, Motlow

The ideal synergy between Warren County Schools and TCAT and Motlow in McMinnville is continuing to result in increased desired career pathways for local graduates. 

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Lewis faces accessory to murder

Lewis faces accessory to murder

A McMinnville teen has been indicted for helping cover up an alleged murder.

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The cost of campaigning

Early voting began Friday and sheriff candidate John Morgan is in the lead, at least as far as campaign spending goes.

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New armory approved

New armory approved

The National Guard has issued marching orders. A new $10.5 million armory will be constructed in Warren County.

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Standard wins

The Southern Standard earned four first-place awards, the most of any newspaper in our category, during the annual Tennessee Press Association banquet Thursday night in ...

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First Baptist Church mindful of its mission

First Baptist Church mindful of its mission

First Baptist Church members recently returned from Guatemala last week and just finished their shipwrecked-themed vacation Bible school. They’re staying busy sharing the gospel.

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Early voting off to strong start

Early voting off to strong start

After sleeping through the May primaries, Warren County voters woke up Friday for the first day of early voting in the county General Election.

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Police moving forward with body cameras

Body cameras are the next step in technological advancement within McMinnville Police Department.

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Rubley seeks reelection as District 8 commissioner

Rubley seeks reelection as District 8 commissioner

Hi, I’m Scott Rubley and I am a candidate for reelection to the Warren County Commission, District 8. Born in Warren County, I have ...

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Wellness Center will need temporary home

Wellness Center will need temporary home

The city of McMinnville is seeking a building to rehouse its Civic Center activities, including the Wellness Center, when renovation of the facility begins.

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News of the Weird

Many citizens of the world are weary of the war and strife that seem to be consuming the news, and about 200,000 of them ...

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Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise indicated, county meetings are held at the Warren County Administrative Building located at 201 Locust Street and city meetings are held at City ...

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Community Calendar

SUNDAY JULY 15

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Candidates speak out on healthcare

According to Think Tennessee’s State of Our State dashboard, the state ranks near the bottom in the number of adults with heart disease, obesity ...

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Business Pulse

Business Pulse

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in the newspaper industry, it’s that it’s difficult to determine how a story will be ...

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Six sheriff candidates take stage

How much should inmates be put to work when serving time at Warren County Jail?

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Two airlifted

Two airlifted

Two Viola residents were airlifted after a head-on collision Thursday morning.

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Civic Center work could cost $9M

McMinnville officials are bracing for sticker shock when it comes to the cost of renovating the Civic Center – with one estimate being $9 million.

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Early voting begins Friday

Early voting begins Friday for what figures to be a heated countywide election that features races for county executive and sheriff.

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Brown seeks re-election for 9th District Commission

Brown seeks re-election for 9th District Commission

Current County Commissioner Carlene Brown has announced her candidacy for election for 9th District Commissioner in the upcoming August General Election.

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