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Another year, another Driver Center fight

Another year, another Driver Center fight

The General Assembly has reconvened and the wait has begun to see if funding will return to Warren County’s Driver Testing Center.

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Bowling strikes new role

Bowling strikes new role

There's not a new sheriff in town just yet, but there's a new deputy.

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Adams finishes 2nd runner-up

Adams finishes 2nd runner-up

She's among the fairest of them all.

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Woman charged with DUI for crash that injures 2 passengers

A suspected drunk driver has been charged for a wreck this past summer that sent her and her two passengers to the hospital after she ...

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Train your pet to be doggone good

Train your pet to be doggone good

Bringing a puppy home can be an exciting time.

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Hill threatens jailers with toothbrush

A Warren County Jail inmate faces felony assault charges after he brawled with correction officers as they tried to disarm him of a jail-made weapon.

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Icy roads freeze some businesses

Icy roads freeze some businesses

It was a tough week for some local businesses as snow and ice put a chill on the retail landscape.

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Couple found by helicopter after night in brutal cold

Couple found by helicopter after night in brutal cold

A couple and their dog who became lost in Big South Fork this past week were rescued after they were spotted from the air by ...

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Couple hauls in big trouble

A couple owes $23,000 in restitution for the theft of a trailer, a case that was solved thanks to Facebook and phone records.

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Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Maxine is in need of a good home. She is a 1-year-old, spayed female with green eyes and short gray hair. Her adoption fee is ...

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Amazon HQ2 could be huge boost to city that lands it

The projections for Amazon’s second headquarters called HQ2 are staggering.

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Community calendar

MONDAY, JAN. 22

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Traffic court

Sentences were handed down Thursday by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Traffic Court.

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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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Business Pulse

Business Pulse

For many Warren County residents, there’s never been a time in their lives where there wasn’t Chicken Chef. The restaurant is like a ...

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Snowfest!

Snowfest!

Check out this Friday's edition of the Southern Standard to see all of the reader-submitted pictures chosen to be featured!

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Man charged with robbery at knife-point

Armed robbery charges have been leveled against a man who allegedly jumped into a woman’s car and robbed her at knife-point in the Walmart ...

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Lankford flees into frigid cold with child

A man who fled deputies in freezing weather with a small child in his arms is charged with child endangerment.

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Salting away road woes

Salting away road woes

The latest bout of winter weather brought with it approximately 2 inches of snow and the coldest single-digit temperatures this season.

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Director sings about schools being closed

Director sings about schools being closed

A new video recording star has emerged in Warren County.

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City looks to expand tax freeze program

McMinnville Downtown Revenue Finance Corporation wants to branch out to cover the entire city limits.

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School Board week set for Jan. 21-27

School Board week set for Jan. 21-27

The Warren County School District will join other school districts in saluting local education leaders during Tennessee’s annual School Board Appreciation Week from Jan ...

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City still seeking IT security company

McMinnville officials had to branch outside the state in an effort to find a written request for proposals in order to hire an IT security ...

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Locals make UT dean's list

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has released its dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must ...

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General Sessions

Sentences were handed down Tuesday morning by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Arraignment Court.

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Concerns arise about circle drive

Concerns arise about circle drive

A circle drive at Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center was meant to ease parking issues, but it could have created others.

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Sip & Saveur set for April 21

Sip & Saveur set for April 21

Sip & Saveur: Tasting and Art Showcase is returning to downtown McMinnville in 2018.

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Blanket of snow

Blanket of snow

After dodging one winter storm over the weekend, Warren County wasn’t as lucky Tuesday morning as snow accompanied by a frigid arctic blast left ...

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Felon given 12 years for loaded guns

A convicted felon who was caught with drugs and guns has been sentenced to 12 years in the penitentiary.

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Snow shuts down local government

Warren County and McMinnville governments closed early Tuesday due to inclement weather.

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With virus spreading, free flu shots popular

Residents are taking advantage of a free flu vaccination offer by the Warren County Health Department.

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Haile Adams to compete for state Fairest title

Warren County Fairest of the Fair Haile West Adams will represent Warren County in the annual Tennessee Fairest of the Fair Pageant this Friday.

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Opioid lawsuit

Two local governments could unite in the opioid lawsuit against prescription drugmakers for their role in the opioid epidemic.

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Mike Farris concert to benefit Lighthouse Ministries shelter

Mike Farris concert to benefit Lighthouse Ministries shelter

Lighthouse Ministries offers homeless shelters in Warren County as a way to help men and women leave the streets and rebuild their lives.

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General Sessions

Included in recent General Sessions court action:

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Webb school honor rolls

The Webb School has announced its A and B Honor Rolls for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

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Attempt to hide fails

A man who fled deputies and then tried to hide his vehicle under a tarp to avoid apprehension has been bound to the grand jury ...

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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.

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Chamber aims to enhance local businesses

Paige Chastain joined the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce staff in early 2017 as vice president of workplace development, a new position that is currently ...

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Body found

Body found

Human skeletal remains were found this past week in a remote area of Rock Island, leaving lawmen trying to figure out whose bones they are.

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