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Soaring jail cost handcuffs county

Soaring jail cost handcuffs county

A proposed jail expansion has been placed on lockdown after a low project bid of $8.31 million was received, nearly $2 million over budget.

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Delane says prosecutors had no proof against his son

A father whose son was found not guilty by a jury in nine minutes is furious the case ever went to trial.

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Mall area to get traffic flow redesign

Mall area to get traffic flow redesign

Drastic changes are on the way for the entire intersection on the bypass in front of Pacesetters.

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Police investigating hit-and-run incident

Police investigating hit-and-run incident

Police officers are investigating several leads after a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run motorist Sunday night.

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Skate park flying high

Skate park flying high

The city’s new skate park is open, dude.

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School system awarded grant for reinforcing fencing, security

Warren County School System is looking to improve campus security at six of its schools.

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Circuit court

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

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Hewitt rejects offer while Cotton is given opportunity

Amy Hewitt will not be Warren County government’s next Finance Department director.

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Registration for November elections ends tomorrow

Voters have one more chance to go to the polls in 2018 as city, state and federal elections are on the ballot in November.

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Crowd didn't snooze during Sleep Nation's performance

Crowd didn't snooze during Sleep Nation's performance

The power of music has been uniting the community with Reggae at Smooth Rapids in early August and Groovin’ by the River this past Saturday.

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Business Monthly - Union Corrugating finds its newest home in Morrison

The Union Corrugating Company of Fayetteville, N.C., started manufacturing operations in a newly remodeled 45,000-square-foot plant in Morrison this past March. The plant ...

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Brown causes crash on run from deputy

Brown causes crash on run from deputy

A motorist who reportedly tried to encourage a Warren County deputy to chase him crashed and flipped his car Friday afternoon in the Mt. Leo ...

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City to consider keeping Brock

Bill Brock may have another chance at retaining the title of city administrator.

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Sunday in the Bible Belt - Seasons of worship

Sunday in the Bible Belt - Seasons of worship

Walking into the sanctuary of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, you’ll see handmade banners in various colors that represent the liturgical seasons. For ...

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Suspect not guilty of rape

Suspect not guilty of rape

Day two of the rape trial against Alexander Delane continued Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. After only nine minutes of deliberation on Friday afternoon ...

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Kidnapper sentenced to 15 years prison

The ringleader of an aggravated kidnapping case where four people were held hostage at gunpoint has been given a 15-year prison sentence.

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Upcoming meetings

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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Viola Valley Homecoming to see changes and return of favorites

Viola Valley Homecoming to see changes and return of favorites

Changes are being made to a longtime favorite event, Viola Valley Homecoming, which is slated for Aug. 25.

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

This green-eyed beauty needs a home. She has been de-clawed and spayed. Her adoption fee can be waived for the right home. Warren County Animal ...

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McQueen defends achievement testing in Tennessee schools

McQueen defends achievement testing in Tennessee schools

Despite the widespread criticism of student achievement testing in Tennessee, a clear majority of Tennessee teachers report the assessment process has made them better at ...

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Senior Center could receive $18,000 increase from county

Senior Center could receive $18,000 increase from county

Warren County Senior Center could receive a boost to its budget if an $18,000 increase by Warren County government remains within the budget.

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Community calendar

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

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WCMS is Goin' Gold

Buy a shirt and support Warren County Middle School students in their effort to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.

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General sessions

Judge Bill Locke ruled on the following cases in General Session Court on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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Business Pulse - For Bojangles, it's go time

Business Pulse - For Bojangles, it's go time

Bojangles has a popular slogan that claims, “It’s Bo time.” When it comes to Bojangles restaurants in this area, that slogan should be modified ...

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Victim's memory cloudy in rape case

Victim's memory cloudy in rape case

There were many ifs and uncertainties from the witness stand Thursday as day one of the rape trial against Alexander Delane began at Warren County ...

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School year begins

School year begins

Chavela Willoughby looked a little sheepish as she stepped off the bus Wednesday morning. The sixth-grader was bracing for her first day at Warren County ...

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Milton tells of dog attack

A loose dog has bitten a Westwood resident.

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County Commission welcomes several new faces

County Commission welcomes several new faces

If experience is playing a game of hide and seek, it’s found a good hiding place on the Warren County Commission.

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TDOT approves cutting fence

Tennessee Department of Transportation has given the green light for what could eventually be a redesign of the intersection on the bypass in front of ...

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Pool opens up free admission

Smokin’ in McMinnville begins Friday and residents will be given free admission to Gilley Pool.

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Starkey bids Education Committee sad farewell

August’s monthly meeting of Warren County government’s Education Committee ended with a sad farewell.

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Construction work on bridge now underway

Construction work on bridge now underway

TDOT has a bridge repair project under way on Highway 8 over the Collins River in Warren County. 

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Hickory Creek gets temporary chiller for a cool $19K month

Hickory Creek Elementary came within a day of starting the year as the hottest school.

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Zavogiannis makes justice more accessible to Van Buren County

Zavogiannis makes justice more accessible to Van Buren County

The road to justice has gotten shorter for residents of Van Buren County.

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Mayor won't be on November ballot

Voters will not get to elect a new McMinnville mayor in November.

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Health scare clears pool

Health scare clears pool

The Gilley Pool closed early Tuesday due to a health scare that eventually turned out to be unfounded.

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Commissioner raise rejected

Everyone related to Warren County government is expected to receive a salary increase for the upcoming year, except for county commissioners.

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Backpack to school

Backpack to school

The cost of school supplies can quickly add up. Using a list provided by one of Bobby Ray’s second-grade teachers, Southern Standard went shopping ...

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Eight days remain to land spot on ballot

Like a basket of endless fries, this election season just keeps coming.

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