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McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Saturday June 24, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider two ordinances, including second and final reading of a measure to commit funds not to exceed $4,000 per month for rent to keep the Drivers License Center open for another year. The ordinance passed first reading 4-3 during a special called meeting last Monday. The Warren County Commission later voted unanimously to reimburse the city $2,000 a month to help keep the center open.
Tuesday night's meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall.
The board meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Building and Grounds Committee at 6pm, the Water and Sewer Committee at 6:15 and the Streets and Sanitation Committee at 6:30.


Scam Warning
Jay Walker Friday June 23, 2017

Caney Fork Electric Cooperative is alerting its members to a scam that was recently reported.
Caney Fork says it will never call you asking for personal information or to resolve a bill over the phone. They advise you to never reveal to a caller your bank account number, credit card number or your social security number.
If you receive a message causing concern about the status of your electric bill, please hang up and call your local Caney Fork office and/or your local law enforcement.


Program to Send Doctors to Rural TN
AP Friday June 23, 2017

A university and medical college have created a new program to funnel doctors to rural Tennessee.
The Tennessean reports that Middle Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College announced the partnership Thursday. Students accepted into the program will earn a bachelor's degree from MTSU in three years, followed by three years of medical school at Meharry. Tuition will be subsidized by $750,000 in state funding. Students who complete the program must agree to work for at least two years in the parts of Tennessee hit hardest by the state's physician shortage.
The public-private partnership brokered by school and state leaders is the first of its kind in the state. MTSU and Meharry anticipate 20-25 students will be accepted in the first batch for enrollment in fall 2018.


UTC Tuition Increases
WRCB Friday June 23, 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will have a tuition increase this year.
But the school says that the increase, 1.8%, is the lowest increase in 30 years, according to UTC spokesman Chuck Cantrell.
The increases were approved by the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees for the system's campuses.
For 2017-18, an in-state, full-time UTC undergraduate student will pay combined tuition and fees of $4,332 per semester, an increase of $60 per semester, or a total percentage increase of 1.4 percent.
In addition to the above increase, UTC students will see a 4 percent increase in meal plans, and parking decals will increase by 1.8 percent for faculty, staff, and students.


May County Unemployment
Friday June 23, 2017

Tennessee's county unemployment rate for May have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in one county.
Warren County's unemployment for May was 3.0 percent, down from the April rate of 3.6 percent. One year ago the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent.
White County's unemployment rate for May was 3.2 percent, down from the April rate of 3.9. One year ago the White County May unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.
Van Buren County's unemployment went from 4.3 to 3.5 percent. Coffee County went from 3.6 to 3.1 percent. DeKalb County went from 4.9 to 3.8 percent. Grundy County went from 4.8 to 4.1 percent. Cannon County was unchanged at 3.4 percent.
Williamson County had the state's lowest unemployment rate at 2.0 percent, while Rhea County had the highest at 5.1 percent.



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