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Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Tuesday August 22, 2017

The Warren County Commission Monday night rejected a motion to raise property taxes by 28 cents and instead approved a county budget that maintains the current tax levy of $1.96 per $100 of assessed value.
Commissioners voted down a motion from Commissioner Michael Martin to increase the tax rate to $2.25. The vote was 13-11 in opposition. The vote to keep the current tax rate passed by the same margin.
Commissioners also passed resolutions authorizing the county to collect litigation taxes totaling $50 per case.
And commissioners passed a resolution making appropriations to non-profit charitable organizations.

 

Total Eclipse


Total Eclipse
Jay Walker Tuesday August 22, 2017

Thousands of people converged on downtown McMinnville Monday to view a once in a lifetime event that lived up to its billing. The Great American Total Eclipse happened as predicted with clear skies over McMinnville.
Court square was packed with people, many from out of town, with their eclipse glasses, ready to view the event.
Entertainment was provided by The Pink Floyd Appreciation Society, which played right up to the beginning of totality. The advent of darkness brought cheers from the crowd.
The viewing party was organized by Main Street McMinnville and the McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

 


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Tuesday August 22, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider a brief agenda.
The board will consider second and final reading of the budget ordinance for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Board members will also consider requests for future events downtown.
The board meeting will begin at 7pm at City Hall. It will be preceded by a meeting of the Finance Committee at 6pm, the Building and Grounds Committee at 6:15, and a public hearing in regard to the proposed budget at 6:45.

 


Pedestrian Injured
Jay Walker Monday August 21, 2017

A pedestrian was injured Sunday night when she was struck by a car as she was crossing the bypass near Walmart.
According to McMinnville Police, 70 year old Carolyn Preslar of McMinnville was walking from an apartment complex to Walmart when she was struck by a Mercury Grand Marquis that was traveling east bound on the bypass. The car was driven by 76 year old Melba Pistole of McMinnville.
Preslar was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

 


Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Monday August 21, 2017

The full Warren County Commission will meet Monday night for its monthly session.
Commissioners will consider the budget ordinance for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which includes no tax increase.
The Commission will also consider other budget-related measures, as well as an resolution authorizing the county to convey land located near West Elementary School to the City of McMinnville and a resolution to allow the county to collect a litigation tax.
Monday night's meeting will begin at 6:30 at the Administrative Building.

 

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