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Operation Blackout Nets Violations
Sparta Expositor Friday November 4, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Correction's Operation Blackout resulted in uncovering more than 400 violations in which registered sex offenders were not in compliance with restrictions that were in place for Halloween and the days leading up to it.
Operation Blackout is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween.
Between Oct. 21st and Oct. 30th, officers conducted more than 3,000 checks and netted 378 violations. On Halloween, officers conducted 1,214 checks and uncovered 33 violations.
Offenders found to be in non-compliance could face sanctions, a violation report and warrant request, or arrest.

 


Tennessee Promise Applicants
Friday November 4, 2016

Gov. Haslam has announced a record number of high school seniors from the class of 2017 applied for the Tennessee Promise. The governor also called on adults to serve as mentors for the program.
Nov. 1st marked the deadline for the state's program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college tuition-free, and 60,780 high school seniors applied. That's up from 59,621 last year.

 


Pioneer Football
Jay Walker Friday November 4, 2016

The Warren County Pioneers travel to Knoxville Friday for a first-round playoff game against the Hawks of Hardin Valley Academy. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Kickoff is set for 7:00 eastern, 6:00 central time at Hardin Valley. The game will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.

 


Thanksgiving Food Drive
Jay Walker Friday November 4, 2016

The McMinnville Post Office will be collecting non-perishable food items this Friday and Saturday for their Thanksgiving Food Drive.
If you wish to donate non-perishable food items, you may place them in or at your mailbox or drop them off at the Post Office.
Donations will go to make Thanksgiving Food Boxes for people in need in our community.
Some suggestions for donations include canned vegetables, canned fruits, mac and cheese, dried potatoes, dried beans, stuffing mixes and other non-perishables.
Also, anyone interested in making a monetary donation to be used to purchase turkeys may contact McMinnville Post Office Supervisor Brent Walling at 473-2555.

 


Early Voting
Jay Walker Thursday November 3, 2016

If you plan to vote early in the November 8th election, Thursday is your last chance to do so. The early voting period ends Thursday statewide.
As of Tuesday night, 7,283 Warren County voters had cast their ballots.
Statewide, more than 1.4 million people have voted early.
Early voting takes place at the rear of the Warren County Administrative Building from 9am-6pm.
The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 8th, from 8am-7pm.

 

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