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McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Friday October 24, 2014

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night and are expected to vote on second reading of a measure to delete the distance requirement from the beer sales ordinance. Currently, establishments that sell beer must be at least 300 feet from the nearest church, school or kindergarten. The measure up for consideration would remove that distance requirement. It passed first reading last month.
A large crowd is expected at Tuesday night's meeting, which begins at 7pm at City Hall.


Preparing for Ebola Cases
AP Friday October 24, 2014

Tennessee health care officials say they have implemented appropriate practices to handle any Ebola cases.
The Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association, and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement this week saying they're on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and doctors' offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.
The groups say they're working in concert with the Tennessee Department of Health, as well as appropriate agencies, to ensure appropriate protocols and policies are in place.


School Board
Jay Walker Friday October 24, 2014

Nearly all the seniors at Warren County High School have signed up for the Tennessee Promise program. That's according to a report to the Warren County School Board at Thursday night's meeting.
A total of 379 seniors have signed up for the program that enables them to attend a 2-year community college tuition-free. Only 22 seniors have not registered for the program.
An important part of the program is mentors. Thus far, 49 people have signed up to be mentors for the Tennessee Promise program. They need 27 more.
The deadline to sign up for the program, either as a student or mentor, is November 1st.
In other business, the School Board chose Upland Design to provide architectural services for upcoming construction projects for the school system.


Tennessee Early Voting
Friday October 24, 2014

More than 200,000 Tennesseans have taken advantage of the opportunity to vote early for the November 4th election.
Through the first seven days of early voting, 224,721 people across the state have cast their ballots early.
State officials are encouraging people to vote early to avoid long lines on election day.
Early voting will conclude on October 30th.


Sept. County Unemployment
Jay Walker Friday October 24, 2014

County unemployment rates for September show the rate decreased in 94 counties and increased in only one. Fayette County in west Tennessee experienced a slight increase of one tenth of a percentage point.
Warren County's unemployment rate for September was 6.8 percent, which is down a full percentage point from the August rate of 7.8 percent. The rate one year ago was 8.9 percent.
White County's unemployment rate was 8.0 percent, a drop from the 9.1 percent rate for August. The rate one year ago for White County was 10.6.
Van Buren County's unemployment went from 10.0 percent to 9.1. Coffee County went from 7.0 percent to 6.1. DeKalb County went from 6.9 to 6.1, Grundy County went from 8.7 to 7.7, and Cannon County went from 6.6 to 5.6.
Lincoln County had the state's lowest unemployment at 4.6 percent. Scott County had the highest at 12.3 percent.



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