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Jay Walker Monday June 30, 2014
Two committees of the Warren County Commission have scheduled meetings for Monday.
The Budget and Finance Committee will meet at 4:45pm to discuss budgets for the new fiscal year.
The Economic and Agricultural Development Committee will meet at 5pm to discuss a reappointment to the Airport Board of Zoning Appeals and to discuss waterway activities.
Both meetings will be held at the Administrative Building.
Two injured in Multi Car Accident
Jeff Barnes Sunday June 29, 2014
Two people were injured Saturday night in a multi-car accident on Highway 70 and Mullican St. intersection. According to Sgt. Justin Shrum and Officer Bryan Holt of the McMinnville Police Dept. a red 2006 GMC Sierra, driven by Dalton Pack, was traveling westbound on Highway 70 when he attempted to make a left turn onto Mullican St. and collided into a 1999 Ford Mustang, driven by Victor Coronado and a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Shrum said Pack didn't have the green turn signal to turn left. The driver and passenger of the Avalanche, James Bratcher and Frances Bratcher were taken to River Park Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Pack and Coronado were not injured and did not receive treatment. Pack was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
Suspicious Mail Not Hazardous
AP Friday June 27, 2014
A suspicious substance sent to House Speaker Beth Harwell's office caused the Legislative Plaza to be closed off briefly Thursday.
A statement from Harwell says hazardous materials crews determined the substance was not hazardous.
The Commercial Appeal reports the substance came in an envelope that legislative workers opened Thursday morning. Hazardous materials crews cordoned off the area around the speaker's office and five workers were medically evacuated.
Employees received the all-clear to resume normal activities shortly after noon.
Harwell was not in the office at the time. The investigation is ongoing.
Free Meals at School
Jay Walker Friday June 27, 2014
Beginning with the upcoming school year, all Warren County students in grades K through 8 will be eligible for a free and nutritious breakfast and lunch at school. This is made possible through a federally funded program known as the Community Eligibility Program.
The program has been made available to school district in which at least 40 percent of the students are eligible for free meals. In Warren County, more than 60 percent were eligible this past year.
The Warren County School Board Thursday night approved the implementation of the program in Warren County, beginning with all K-8 schools, including WCMS, next year. It could possibly be extended to the high school the following year.
Officials say with the program, students will not have to go to class hungry and it will lessen the load on parents who struggle to pay for their child's meals at school.
Independence Day Travel
Friday June 27, 2014
AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the July 4th holiday weekend. That would be a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million who traveled last year. The majority of travelers will be celebrating with a road trip, with more than eight in ten choosing to travel by automobile.
The Independence Day travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 6th.
In Tennessee, more than 742,000 people are projected to travel by car during the holiday weekend.