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WCMS Football
Jay Walker Tuesday August 26, 2014

The Warren County Middle School Pioneer football team will open its 2014 season Tuesday night as they host Franklin North. Kickoff is at 6:30 at Nunley Stadium.
The team is coached by Donnie Harris.
Meanwhile, the WCHS Jayvee team defeated Moore County 38-0 Monday night at Lynchburg.

 


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Tuesday August 26, 2014

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night in regular session. The board will vote on second reading of the 2014-15 budget ordinance and second reading of the ordinance to delete the requirement of a college degree for the acting City Administrator. Bill Brock was appointed acting Administrator on first reading at the last meeting.
The board will also conduct a public hearing on the budget ordinance.
Also on the agenda are three ordinances dealing with the Blue Building. One proposal calls for a new Police Station to be built behind the existing Blue Building, another called for the Blue Building to be demolished and a Police Station be built in that area, and another calls for the Blue Building to be renovated to house the Police Department.
Tuesday night's meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall. The public hearing will take place at 6:50pm.

 


Blood Donations Needed
Monday August 25, 2014

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.
Blood donations often decline during the summer months.
For Warren County residents, the next opportunity to give blood is Tuesday from 2pm-6pm at the Caney Fork Electric Auditorium.

 


Agencies Receive Military Surplus
AP Monday August 25, 2014

Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.
According to a Tennessean report based on data from the state Department of General Services, the Washington County Sheriff's Office leads the pack at $9.7 million in equipment. It is followed by the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, Livingston Police, Parsons Police and the Coffee County Sheriff's Department.
There are 31 mine-resistant trucks in the state, and more than 300 M-14s and M-16s that have been distributed to Tennessee agencies through the surplus system.
Over the past nine years, Tennessee has moved from 47th in the nation to the top 10 in acquiring military surplus.

 


Student Sentenced
Monday August 25, 2014

The WCHS student who took a gun to school last week prompting a lockdown has pled guilty in Juvenile Court to the charge of delinquency to the act of possessing a firearm on school property. The teenager has been committed to the Department of Children's Services.
There he is expected to receive rehabilitation and educational services.
The youngster was taken to the Principal's office Wednesday morning after other students said they saw him with the gun . School officials immediately placed the campus on lockdown and searched rooms and lockers. They found the loaded .22 caliber handgun inside a locker.

 

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