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 Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.

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Fair memories

Fair memories

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Standard invites candidates to political forum

With city, state and federal races up for grabs in November, the Southern Standard and WCPI want to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

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School utility bills continue to plummet

If a penny saved is a penny earned, the Warren County School System has climbed into a high income bracket by reducing its utility costs by over $200,000 the past three years.

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Arresting performance

Arresting performance

Rock Island resident Matt Ballew proved determination pays off when he won the adult category during Friday night’s karaoke competition at the Warren County A&L Fair.

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Wells voted commission chairman

The newly elected Warren County Commission held its first meeting Monday night and selected County Executive Herschel Wells to serve as commission chairman as one of its first orders of business.

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Slatery state's attorney general

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee’s next attorney general.The announcement came in the aftermath of a failed campaign led by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to oust three Democratic jus-tices who make up a majority on the five-member court. That effort focused heavily on incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper’s refusal to take part in a multistate lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s health care law.The justices did not take questions from reporters about why they decided against appointing Cooper, who had ...

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Morton gets in trouble for DUI with 9-year-old in vehicle

A trip to Margaritaville will cost a father 48 hours in jail after he crashed his car after picking up his 9-year-old from school.The father, Roger Kane Morton, 49, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of DUI with a child under the age of 16 and reckless endan-germent. He was directed to serve 48 hours of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $350 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI class, and lose his driver license for one year.He was charged after he crashed his car on Pleasant Hill ...

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Bank makes donation with heart

First National Bank employees have made a $2,500 donation to the American Heart Association after holding many fund-raising initiatives through-out the summer. “We could not be more grateful to First National Bank and all of their employees who, year after year, put so much time and energy into raising money for the American Heart Association and bringing awareness to the cause," said Lauren Harris, regional director for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Heart Association. Donations to the American Heart Association support research, public health programs and educa-tion to fight the No. 1 and No. 4 killers of ...

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Walking trail work to continue

Volunteers are needed to continue work on River Trail East, the new walking trail from Ramsey Park on Bernard Street to the parking area at Sally’s Alley.The Friends of the Greenway and the city of McMinnville are sponsoring a morning of building for the new trail. Volunteers will meet Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Ramsey Park. Work will con-tinue until about noon.Work will include cutting small trees and shrubs from a 10-foot wide corridor, apply-ing herbicide to cut stumps, taking away the cuttings and smoothing of a 4-foot wide dirt trail, according to Friends ...

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Community ready to roast Eben Gilbert

Longtime educator Dr. Eben Nolan Gilbert Jr. will be singing a different tune Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. when he becomes the sec-ond individual to be roasted by his friends and col-leagues in the Central Church of Christ fellowship hall.Roasters during the event will be Dr. Jeff McKinley, Judge Larry Ross, Carol Chambers, Wally McClarren, and Chuck Mullican. Tickets for the second annual “It’s Roastin’ Time” sponsored by Boyd Christian School are $50 per person and may be pur-chased at Boyd Christian School or a reserva-tion made by call-ing the school at 473-9631.Gilbert was born ...

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Seatbelt checkpoint set Friday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a seatbelt checkpoint in Warren County on Sept. 19 on US70S.Recognizing an alarming-ly high number of vehicle occupants killed in fatal crashes were unrestrained, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has elected to create an enforcement campaign aimed at drastically reducing the number of unrestrained drivers and occupants.Troopers will also be on active patrol observing for unrestrained drivers and occupants of motor vehicles.The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found seatbelt checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing seatbelt and child restraint laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

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Committee picked

Members of the Financial Management Committee were appointed Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Warren County Commission.Nine people were nominat-ed, including two not current-ly serving on the commission. Those two nominees failed to receive the seconds necessary to move them into voting.Those officially nominated were Terry Bell, Wayne Copeland, Randy England, Billy Earl Jones, Ron Lee, Tommy Savage, and Blaine Wilcher.Commissioners could vote yes, no, or pass. A pass was counted as a no vote. They were limited to four yes votes. Terry Bell received the most yes votes with a total of 23-1. He ...

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Gibbs sentenced for evading arrest

A man who side-stepped the long arm of the law for two years after evading officers during a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood has taken his punishment.

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Homecoming Parade returns to Friday afternoon

McMinnville officials have approved this year’s route for the 2014 Homecoming Parade for Warren County High School. The parade will be held Oct. 3 and begin at 12:45 p.m.

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September snowfall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come.

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Questions surrond father who killed his five kids

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.

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Traffic Court

A 62-person docket was heard Thursday by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Traffic Court. Included on the docket:

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EMS responds to 1,640 service calls

Warren County EMS recently released its report for the previous quarter.

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Mosley gets probation after attempting to run over deputies

Probation has been granted for a man who tried to run over deputies on a four-wheeler while he was attempting to evade capture.

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