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Neal ribs city over ‘pork’-filled budget

McMinnville government has gone hog wild when it comes to frivolous spending, according to one elected official.

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Subterranean spending

Subterranean spending

RCS Production has requested $40,000 from the city of McMinnville to help in “generating a buzz” and keeping music at Cumberland Caverns.

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Five schools excel on test

The state of Tennessee released the 2018 TNReady results Thursday. For Warren County, the results are bright for a test with so many technical difficulties.

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Church offers an Oasis

Church offers an Oasis

When you hear “church membership” what comes to mind?

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Aldermen face four challengers for seats

McMinnville aldermen seeking re-election in November will have to overcome a former Warren County commissioner, a former McMinnville city administrator, a seasoned candidate, and a ...

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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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Community Calendar

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

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Applications accepted for Citizens Police Academy

Applications accepted for Citizens Police Academy

If you’d like to learn more about the day-to-day duties of a McMinnville police officer, there’s a class for you.

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Seatbelt Checkpoint scheduled Aug. 31

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Seatbelt Checkpoint in Warren County on Aug. 31 on State Highway 287.

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Civic Center to hold Rook tourney Aug. 25

McMinnville Civic Center is transforming into Rook central with its first multi-county tournament this coming Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m.

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Warren county schools

Dibrell Elementary

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General sessions

The following sentences were handed down Tuesday, Aug. 14, by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Arraignment Court.

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Neal questions legality in regard to code names

Project Debunk Code Names has begun.

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General sessions

General Sessions Judge Bill Locke handed down the following sentences Aug. 14 during General Sessions trial court.

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Business Pulse - Bojangles pulls vanishing act

The $25,000 question of the week is what business will move into the old Bojangles location -- and will it be IHOP?

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Military plane makes emergency landing in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A military plane flying from Maryland to Texas has made an emergency landing in Knoxville.

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Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by ...

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Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and ...

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Mom, dad, son sent to prison for Tennessee health care fraud

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Three family members have been sentenced to prison in Tennessee for defrauding federal health care programs of millions of dollars by selling ...

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Mexico says major drug lab busted with 50 tons of synthetics

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they have busted a major narcotics lab in the northern state of Sinaloa with about 50 tons of synthetic ...

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Taliban say no peace with 'occupation,' want US talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the ...

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Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad ...

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Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 order

A privacy group said in a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement ...

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California governor grants pardons to 3 facing deportation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became ...

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Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

ATLANTA (AP) — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a ...

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2 shot during South Florida high school football game

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A high school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida on Friday night ...

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The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local):

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Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them, according to court documents ...

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City to open administrator job

A push to name Bill Brock permanent McMinnville city administrator failed Tuesday night.

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Clothes thief given orange suit

A man who gained entry to Factory Connection through the ceiling and stole thousands of dollars in merchandise has been fitted with a year in ...

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American Legion holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

American Legion holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

So we raise her up every morning,

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Stop in the name of safety

Stop in the name of safety

A message from Warren County School District was sent recently via Skylert notification service to remind all drivers including students, parents and visitors that they ...

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Five tips to make the school year easier

Five tips to make the school year easier

It’s official. School is back in session. Perhaps, you’re the overly prepared and organized parent, or maybe you’re fighting the urge to ...

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Bell gets 180 days for clean hiding spot

A man who tried to make a clean getaway by hiding meth inside a washing machine has been sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

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Video aims to draw tourists to McMinnville

Video aims to draw tourists to McMinnville

You may have noticed or even liked the Facebook page Visit McMinnville, TN, which is controlled by the Tourism Development Board.

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New admissions to Tennessee nursing home suspended

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's health commissioner has suspended admissions to a nursing home after an investigation found problems with the facility.

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Court rules Tennessee probation overhaul unconstitutional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that Gov. Bill Haslam's overhaul of the state's probation system is unconstitutional, saying it ...

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Passengers held at Nashville airport due to sick traveler

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles were held on arrival at the Nashville International Airport for about an hour ...

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Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse ...

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Mexico City bans use of models at city events

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to ...

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