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WCHS Basketball
Jay Walker Saturday January 21, 2017

Stone Memorial swept Warren County in a District 6aaa doubleheader at Crossville.
The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Pioneers 54-38, while the Panthers beat the Pioneers67-48.
Warren County will host Cumberland County Tuesday night at 6pm.

 


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Saturday January 21, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider one resolution and two ordinances.
The resolution is to request that the Tennessee General Assembly allow the City of McMinnville to levy a tax on the privilege of occupancy of a hotel.
The two ordinances would amend the municipal code regarding the regulation of retail food store licenses and liquor stores.
Tuesday night's board meeting will begin at 7pm at City Hall.

 


Parent Teacher Conferences
Jay Walker Saturday January 21, 2017

The Warren County School System will have Parent-Teacher conferences next week.
Conferences will take place at the WCMS on Monday from 3pm-6pm. WCHS will have Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday from 3pm-6pm, and conferences will be held on Thursday from 3pm-6pm at all PreK-Elementary schools except Hickory Creek. They will have theirs on March 2nd from 3pm-6pm..

 


Bailey Sponsors Bill
Sparta Expositor Friday January 20, 2017

State Senator Paul Bailey of Sparta has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly calling for insurance companies to pay for a heart rate monitor for a baby at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when it is prescribed by a licensed physician.
Bailey said the legislation would provide health insurance coverage for the monitor when a doctor prescribes it, which is a tremendous help to families with an infant who needs monitoring, but without insurance coverage cannot afford it. Tennessee has a high infant mortality rate. Bailey said he believes having this coverage will help save lives.
SIDS is a medical disorder that claims the lives of thousands of young children one week to one year of age. Over 1,000 infants have died from SIDS in the past ten years in Tennessee
The legislation comes after a constituent in Bailey’s senatorial district had an infant die of SIDS which raised awareness for the condition.

 


Mumps Cases Increasing
Friday January 20, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Health is concerned about increases in mumps cases, including an ongoing outbreak in neighboring Arkansas which so far involves more than 2,400 suspected or confirmed cases of the illness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all adults born in 1957 or more recently who have not had mumps receive at least one dose of the measles-mumps-rubella, or MMR vaccine in their lifetimes. Two doses are recommended for adults in high-risk settings: those attending college, working in a healthcare facility or traveling internationally.
Two doses of MMR vaccine are required for school and college students in Tennessee. MMR vaccine is available at all county health departments to any individual for whom protection from these diseases is desired.

 

 

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