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Multicultural Club Talent Show
Jay Walker Sunday April 26, 2015
The Multicultural Club at Warren County High School will present its inaugural Talent Show Friday night, May 1st at the WCHS Auditorium.
Advance tickets can be purchased from the students for $4 each. Tickets at the door will be $5.
High School students will be competing for prizes ranging from $75 to $150.
The public is invited. The Multicultural Club is a new club at the high school.
Jay Walker Saturday April 25, 2015
The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider two resolutions and two ordinances.
The resolutions include a measure to purchase a new fire engine and a resolution to accept an estimate from MES to replace existing ball field light fixtures at Cat Walker Field.
Ordinances include second reading of an ordinance dealing with the impoundment of animals at the Animal Control Department and first reading of a measure to rezone property at 321 West End Avenue from R-1 Low Density Residential to C-2 General Commercial.
Tuesday night's board meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall. It will be preceded at 6:30 by a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee at 6:45.
Woodbury Police Chief Arrested
AP Saturday April 25, 2015
Woodbury Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham has been arrested after a federal grand jury charged him with theft and wire fraud.
U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee David Rivera announced on Friday that the 47 year old chief is accused of stealing federal grant money that was supposed to pay for DUI enforcement.
Agents with the TBI arrested Mooneyham Friday morning.
The police chief is accused of filling out false time sheets and being paid more than $25,000 in grant money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant money was supposed to pay for overtime patrols for DUI enforcement.
Cell Phones Prohibited in Polling Places
Friday April 24, 2015
The Tennessee Legislature has passed a law prohibiting the use of cell phones inside polling places, except for informational purposes.
The legislation states that a county election commission cannot prohibit a voter from using a mobile device at the polls for informational purposes to assist the voter in making election decisions.
However, a voter will be prohibited from the using the device for telephone conversations, recording or taking photographs or videos inside the polling place.
The law goes into effect next January.
Guns in Parks Bill
AP Friday April 24, 2015
Gov. Haslam says he will decide soon whether to sign a bill to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in city parks near schools.
The bill would allow permit holders to be armed in any state park-including greenways, playgrounds and sports fields.
The governor has expressed concerns about the proposal not being clear on how close a permit holder can be to a school activity.
Haslam got the bill on Tuesday and has 10 days to decide whether to sign, veto or allow the measure to become law without his signature.