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General Sessions

A 35-person docket was heard Tuesday afternoon by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Trial Court. Included in the afternoon session:

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Toy Ride geared for new leadership

The 16th annual Warren County Toy Ride is getting a tune-up.

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More parking at West will have to wait

The dream of a visitor’s parking lot in the circle in front of West Elementary may remain only a dream as school officials say they are drowning in fix-up projects.

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Middlebrooks win conservation honor

The Warren County Soil Conservation District held its annual banquet Wednesday to honor this year’s conservation farmer.

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Curfew lifted for final football game

Curfew in McMinnville will remain at its usual 9 p.m. for Halloween night, but police will give some leeway because of the Warren County Pioneer football game that will cut into the curfew hour.

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Kathy Nesmith to be recognized Sunday

An appreciation ceremony is being held for Kathy Nesmith this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Spring Street.

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Remedial students present challenges for universities

Remedial students present challenges for universities

One of the biggest challenges facing higher education, according to University of Tennessee president Dr. Joe DiPietro, is the number of students who leave high school who are not prepared for college.

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Early voting down in Tennessee

The number of early voters have plummeted around the state compared to four years ago as voters snub their noses at this year’s ballot.

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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Business directory has arrived

The new business directory is here and it's inside today's edition.

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Beer measure bashed by city

What appeared to be a united front by four members of the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen in an effort to remove a 300-foot distance requirement between churches, schools and places that sell beer came to an end Tuesday night.

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Utility losing battle to take family farm

Utility losing battle to take family farm

Over the past three years, West Warren-Viola Utility District has been embroiled in a bitter land dispute with the Jarrell family of Coffee County, leaving West Warren-Viola footing a bill of $108,000 for the family’s legal fees. This does not include the legal fees incurred by the utility district itself.

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WCHS graduate wins $43,000 on 'Jeopardy'

WCHS graduate wins $43,000 on 'Jeopardy'

He’s a Warren County High School graduate who was recently a three-day champion on the game show “Jeopardy.”

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Building crushed

Building crushed

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Barr to face grand jury for cruelty

A woman whose dog died from heat stroke when she left it locked inside her car while she was busy drinking with her son in a bar this summer has been bound to the grand jury.

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Trick or treat options overflowing this week

Trick-or-treaters have plenty of choices this Halloween. Several local organizations and businesses have joined together to offer a variety of opportunities for parents to choose from.

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Zoning job candidates narrowing

The search could be nearing an end for an individual to replace McMinnville Planning and Zoning supervisor Josh Baker.

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General Sessions

A 32-person docket was heard Tuesday morning by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions arraignment court. Included in court action:

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Women's defense class offered

McMinnville Jiu-Jitsu Academy instructor Robin Clark will be offering a special women’s defense seminar on Sunday, Nov. 2, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event will be a benefit to women and a fundraiser for a fellow jiu-jitsu instructor.

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Taking a walk back in time

Heritage Alliance offered an insight into life in Warren County during the Civil War with a guided walk through Riverside Cemetery on Saturday night.

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