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City voting not changed

Property rights voters will not be required to cast their city-election ballots by mail. McMinnville officials voted against the measure after some confusion about the process to vote by mail.

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Couple charged with burglarizing 4 homes

A White County couple faces a string of charges for a burglary spree that saw them break into at least four houses.

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Warren County spared brunt of storm damage

Warren County was able to dodge a bullet – or at least dodge storm damage – Sunday night.

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Traffic Court

A 71-person docket was heard last week by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Traffic Court. Included in court action:

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Habitat provides gift of home ownership

Habitat provides gift of home ownership

Shannon Standefer shed tears of joy Monday when she was presented with keys to her new home located on Estridge Street. The home was built by Habitat for Humanity with help from many volunteers, including workers at the Bridgestone-Warren plant.    

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Tasting event in planning stages

McMinnville officials have approved an event by Junior Auxiliary of McMinnville called “Sip and Saveur: Tasting and Art Showcase” scheduled for Sept. 27 in historic downtown.

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Chief justices should be neutral, Clark says

Chief justices should be neutral, Clark says

“Justice is not for sale in Tennessee: Vote to retain Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Cornelia Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade on Aug. 7.” That was the message during a reception held in Warren County about a movement to oust the three.

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Historic departure

Historic departure

More than four months after officials voted to remove it, the sign next to Park Theatre was unceremoniously removed Sunday morning by city employees.

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City may lower taxes by 10 cents

The city may be lowering taxes.

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Grandma airlifted with grandchildren

Grandma airlifted with grandchildren

A grandmother and her grandchildren were airlifted after their minivan veered off the highway and ran into a tree in Centertown on Sunday afternoon.

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WCHS broadens cellphone use

Students at Warren County High School can rejoice. Not only is the hour-long lunch period staying, but students will now be legally allowed to use their cellphones during lunch, as well as between classes.

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Early voting brisk

Early voting brisk

 

Election organizers say there’s been a brisk turnout at the early voting polls with 2,735 casting early ballots as of Tuesday afternoon. Early voting continues through Saturday behind the county government building on Locust Street. Bring a photo identification. Weekday voting is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

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U.S. works to give $225M to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

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Grandmother, grandchildren injured

Grandmother, grandchildren injured

 

A grandmother and her grandchildren were airlifted after their car veered from the highway ran into a tree in downtown Centertown Sunday afternoon.

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THP holds surprise truck inspection at mall

Truckers passing through the Nursery Capital were met with a surprise inspection Thursday when the Highway Patrol’s mobile inspection station rolled into town.

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General Sessions

A 47-person docket was heard by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Court.

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Gore set to face trial next year

A Tennessee House of Representatives candidate accused of writing hot checks and ripping off a former employer won’t face trial until next year, by which time he could be the 43rd District’s representative in Nashville.

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Adamson seeks reelection

Safe, secure schools that support the teaching and learning process are a chief aim of Michael Adamson, who is announcing his bid for reelection to the 3rd District seat on the Warren County Board of Education.

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Beer allowed at BBQ Cookoff

The idiom of the third time’s the charm was accurate for beer sales at this year’s Smokin’ in McMinnville BBQ Cookoff at McMinnville Civic Center. On its third time under consideration, a special event beer permit was approved.

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Taylor announces bid for sheriff

I am Danice Taylor, a candidate for sheriff of Warren County during the August election. I am writing you this letter to let you know a little about myself and my intentions if I were given the opportunity to represent this county as sheriff.

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