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Wine Not on Local Ballot
Friday August 22, 2014

Fifty-nine communities have collected enough signatures to allow a referendum on whether wine can be sold in grocery stores on the November ballot. McMinnville is not one of those communities.
An attempt was made to collect the required number of signatures on the petition in McMinnville, but the numbers came up short.
Communities that will be voting on the issue in November include Dunlap, Murfreesboro and Crossville.

 


Pioneer Football
Jay Walker Friday August 22, 2014

The Warren County Pioneer football team will open its 2014 season Friday on the road against the DeKalb County Tigers. It will be the first game of the Scott Smith era for Warren County.
The Pioneers are inexperienced in many positions, but have performed well in three pre-season scrimmages.
The Tigers had a good season last year in spite of being young. They have many starters returning this season.
Friday night's game will kick off at 7:30pm at DeKalb County High School in Smithville. The game will be broadcast live on SPORTSRADIO 1230 WAKI and online at www.1230waki.com.

 


July Unemployment
Jay Walker Friday August 22, 2014

County unemployment rates for July show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four counties.
Warren County's unemployment rate for July was 8.9 percent, an increase of 7-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 8.2. The rate one year ago was 10.1 percent.
White County's July rate was 9.5 percent, up from the June rate of 9.1. The rate one year ago in White County was 11.2 percent.
Van Buren County's unemployment went from 10.4 to 11.1 percent.
Coffee County went from 6.6 to 7.0 percent. DeKalb County went from 7.0 percent to 7.4. Grundy County went from 9.4 to 9.7 percent. Cannon County went from 6.7 to 7.4 percent.
Lincoln County had the state's lowest unemployment in July at 5.6 percent. Scott County had the highest at 14.3 percent.

 


Purses Stolen
Jay Walker Friday August 22, 2014

McMinnville police are looking for the person or persons who stole purses and a backpack from cars at three different locations in McMinnville.
Police reports indicate someone broke a passenger-side window in a Honda Civic at a residence on Westview Street. A backpack containing a laptop and a tablet was stolen from inside the car.
A resident of Wilson Lane told police someone shattered a window in a 2004 Honda Element and stole a purse that contained a wallet and a bank card.
A resident of Parkview Drive told police someone shattered a window in a Chevy blazer and stole a purse containing personal documents.
Police are urging residents not to leave purses or other valuables inside your vehicles.

 


WCHS Freshman Football
Jay Walker Thursday August 21, 2014

The WCHS Freshman football team will open their season Thursday night on the road at Franklin County. The team is coached this year by David Upton.
The game kicks off at 6:30 at Winchester.

 

 

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