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Legal liquor question dead on arrival

While the counting of petition names could run into Friday, election officials believe there will not be enough McMinnville voters to command a liquor or wine referendum on the November ballot. To qualify, both would have had to get signatures of 335 registered city voters since only McMinnville residents could vote on the question. As of Friday morning, the question of wine in grocery stores was about half-way to its target while package liquor was only a third of the way. Deadline for petitions fell at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Eight qualify for city aldermanic race

 

Eight candidates will vie for the three McMinnville aldermanic spots being vacated by the incumbents, all of who have decided not to seek reelection.

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Supermarket wine petitions at 60 near deadline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About 60 communities have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the November ballot.

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Local mechanic hurt in wreck

Local mechanic hurt in wreck

 

Ronnie Perry was injured Wednesday morning when a medical issue caused him to pass out behind the wheel and run into four vehicles parked in the Hutchins Auto lot. He was treated for his injuries at River Park Hospital.

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Heat advisory continues

Heat advisory continues

The following is the heat advisory put out by the National Weather Service:

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Two injured in Sparta Highway Wreck

Two injured in Sparta Highway Wreck

Two people were taken to nearby River Park Hospital following a two vehicle wreck in front of Edd Rogers Thursday afternoon.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN VAN BUREN COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE... WARREN COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE... CANNON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE... NORTHERN COFFEE COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE... SOUTHERN DE KALB COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 239 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE SEVERE STORMS EXTENDED FROM SMITHVILLE TO 10 MILES EAST OF WOODBURY TO WOODBURY...AND WERE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... MCMINNVILLE...SPENCER...MANCHESTER...BRADYVILLE...ROCK ...

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Heat alert issued for Warren County

The National Weather service has issued a heat warning for middle Tennessee this afternoon as the heat index is expected to hit 105 in parts of the midstate. 

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Junior charged for having gun at school

Junior charged for having gun at school

 

A Warren County High School Junior faces weapons charges after he carried a loaded gun onto the campus Wednesday morning.

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Griffin inducted into TWRA Hall of Fame

Griffin inducted into TWRA Hall of Fame

The TWRA has 10 commandments when it comes to hunter safety. For over 40 years, McMinnville resident Ed Griffin has been stressing one in particular.

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Mud Bums reopens after fire

Mud Bums reopens after fire

Mud Bums has reopened for business after being closed for nearly three weeks due to fire.

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Pelham says goodbye

Pelham says goodbye

Monday night’s Warren County Commission meeting offered an abundance of farewells as the court said goodbye to almost half its members, as well as County Executive John Pelham.

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County OKs $4.9M for schools

Warren County Commission members agreed to spend $4.9 million in building improvements to Irving College School, Warren County High School and Bobby Ray Elementary. The measure passed 22-1 on Monday night.

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Bowling to visit

State Sen. Janice Bowling will visit Warren County this Thursday, Aug. 21, for the latest in a series of town hall meetings she has with her constituents in the seven counties she represents in the Tennessee Senate.

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Liquor petition still well short

The businessman spearheading the package liquor petition admits that on the eve of the deadline the chances aren’t good of getting the question on the city ballot this November.

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Circuit Court

Sentences were handed down by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley against several who failed to take advantage of their second chances. Included in probation violators:

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Pistole Park entrance eyed for beautification

Boy Scout Christopher Brown has received permission from the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen to renovate the entrance to Pistole Park as his Eagle Scout project.

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General Sessions

A 63-person docket was heard Tuesday morning by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions arraignment court. Included in the morning session:

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Airport plans dedication

A ceremony to name the Warren County Memorial Airport terminal building after Joe Lane Howard will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.

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Sentences issued Tuesday morning

 

A 63-person docket was heard Tuesday morning by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions arraignment court.

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