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January Revenues
Thursday February 22, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration has announced that overall January state tax revenues posted less than expected, while year-to-date state revenues remain more than budgeted. Revenues for January totaled $1.4 billion, and were 3.18 percent less than revenues received in the same time period one year ago, and were $25 million less than budgeted. Year-to-date revenues were $185.1 million more than the budgeted estimate.


UCHRA Director Placed on Paid Leave
WJLE Thursday February 22, 2018

The executive director of the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an independent investigation.
Luke Collins is under scrutiny after a Channel 4 investigation into his questionable time sheets, per diem payments, and use of a public transit vehicle.
The UCHRA board met Tuesday morning in Cookeville and voted to put Collins on leave with pay and to ask the agency's attorney to find another lawyer to lead an independent investigation.
According to reports, some members of the board argued that Collins should not receive pay while on administrative leave, but ultimately the motion was passed to allow him to be paid while the investigation was underway.
Rebecca Harris, the agency's transportation director, will temporarily serve as executive director until next week when the board meets again.


Hunting and Fishing Licenses Go On Sale
AP Thursday February 22, 2018

Licenses for hunting and fishing are now on sale in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says licenses for hunting and fishing in the state became available last weekend.
The new licenses are valid through February 2019. The 2017-2018 licenses expire Feb. 28.
License sales provide the primary funding for the wildlife resources agency. They can be purchased from the agency's regional offices, its website and its app. License agents also sell the documents.
A Social Security number is required to purchase a Tennessee hunting or fishing license.


Celebrate McMinnville Event Planned
Thursday February 22, 2018

Cumberland Caverns Live and Security Federal Bank are announcing a community celebration called Celebrate McMinnville in honor of keeping the music alive in McMinnville.
Cumberland Caverns Live is a new concert series that is held in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns. The series had its first concert recently and another is planned for Sunday. The concert series features improved seating options, updated menu items and a smoother check-in process at the cave entrance.
Celebrate McMinnville will be held this Saturday from 2pm-4pm in the volcano Room, where attendees can see the enhancements and enjoy live entertainment by local artists Josh Wanamaker and Tanner Hillis. There will also be give-aways and snacks. Tickets are $3.33 and are on sale through Ticketfly and


School Board
Jay Walker Thursday February 22, 2018

The Warren County School Board will meet Thursday night in regular session at the Central Office.
The board will receive the Director of Schools' Operations Report and reports from committees.
The board meeting will follow the committee meeting which begins at 5pm.



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