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Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Warren County Commission Monday night approved a resolution in support of a request from the TSU Nursery Research Center, asking for funding from the state. The center is requesting $4.5 million for expansion, which would include office space and more space for greenhouses.
Commissioners also approved a measure to show support for the school system's 90 percent or more reading goal and encouraging parents to read with their children.
A resolution to update established residential building codes was removed from the docket just prior to the docket's approval.
Commissioners also approved appointments to numerous boards and commissions.
Monday night's meeting can be heard in its entirely Tuesday at 10am and 5pm on 960 WBMC or online at www.960wbmc.com.

 


Gas Prices
Tuesday October 21, 2014

U.S. oil production has soared to its highest level since 1985, placing downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices.
AAA spokesman Josh Carrasco said motorists are paying $5 to $15 less to fill their tanks than they were around July 4th.
Gas prices slid 10 cents nationally to an average of $3.11 a gallon compared to last week, the lowest average since February 2011.
Tennesseans are seeing gas prices at their lowest point since December 2010. The average price at the pump in Tennessee is $2.89, down 11 cents from last week.
Carrasco said gas prices should continue to fall through the end of the year.

 


Basketball Poll
Jay Walker Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Warren County High School basketball teams are both picked to finish near the bottom of the district in the media and coaches polls that were taken Monday at the annual District 6aaa Basketball Media Day in Crossville.
The media polls have the Cumberland County Lady Jets picked to finish first in the girls' division with Warren County picked fifth, and White County's boys picked to finished first with the Pioneers picked fifth.
The coaches polls also have the Cumberland County girls and White County boys picked first in their respective divisions. The coaches are picking the Lady Pioneers to finish fourth and the Pioneer men to finish fifth.
Warren County will begin the season on November 13th in a pair of Hall of Champions games at Tullahoma.

 


Alexander Spends over $8M
AP Tuesday October 21, 2014

Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spending in his bid for a third term now tops $8 million. By comparison, the former governor spent $4.5 million on his entire Senate campaign in 2008.
Alexander is facing Democrat Joe Ball in the general election.
Alexander reported raising about $660,000 in the third quarter and spending $1.5 million. He ended the period with $1.3 million on hand.
Ball loaned his campaign $1 million in the quarter and raised $138,000 from outside sources. He spent about $115,000 and had $1 million remaining.

 


Building and Grounds
Jay Walker Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Warren County Commission's Building and Grounds Committee will meet Tuesday to discuss the HVAC system at the Health Department and an interior door there.
The meeting will begin at 4:30pm at the Administrative Building.

 

 

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