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Liquor Issue on Ballot
Saturday May 28, 2016

An effort to have package liquor stores in McMinnville will be on the ballot in the November election.
Supporters were able to get the required number of signatures to have it placed on the ballot. They needed 228 and received 238.
If the measure should pass, liquor could only be sold within the McMinnville city limits with a limited number of stores.
The last attempt at legalizing package liquor was in 2010. The measure failed by 200 votes. Liquor by the drink was approved by the voters in 2002.


Local Athletes Honored
Jay Walker Saturday May 28, 2016

Two student-athletes from Warren County High School were among those honored Thursday night at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards. The event was held at the Music City Center and was hosted by The Tennessean.
Larissa Lopez of WCHS was recognized as the All-Midstate Leadership Award winner and Isaiah Grayson was recognized as Warren County High School's Athlete of the Year.
Peyton Manning was the keynote speaker at the event.


Jay Walker Friday May 27, 2016

More than 400 Warren County High School seniors will receive their diplomas Friday night at Commencement ceremonies at Nunley Stadium. The ceremonies begin at 7pm.
The program will include speeches from the valedictorian and salutatorians, as well as musical selections.
Those attending are encouraged to arrive early as traffic is always heavy around the Middle School and stadium.
Graduates will be bused to the stadium from the McMinnville Civic Center. Students should be at the civic center at 5:30.


April Unemployment
Friday May 27, 2016

County unemployment rates for April show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in two and remained the same in three counties.
Warren County's unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, down from the March rate of 4.0 percent. The rate one year ago was 5.3 percent.
White County rate was 4.2 percent, down from the March rate of 4.5. The rate one year ago was 6.0 percent.
Van Buren County's unemployment went from 5.6 to 4.8 percent. Coffee County went from 4.0 percent to 3.8 percent. DeKalb County dropped from 5.0 to 4.6 percent. Grundy County went from 5.5 to 5.0 percent. Cannon County went from 4.0 to 3.7 percent.
Williamson County had the state's lowest unemployment at 2.7 percent, while Houston County had the highest at 6.8 percent.


Saturated Patrols
Jay Walker Friday May 27, 2016

The McMinnville Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day weekend.
All officers involved have basic standardized field sobriety testing, and some have advanced standardized field sobriety testing. The District Attorney DUI prosecutor will be on standby for blood search warrants.
Officers will be actively pursuing impaired drivers by patrolling the streets and conducting traffic stops.
Police are also asking for your help. If you see someone driving in an unsafe manner, call 668-7000 or 911.



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