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THP Urges Caution as the Year Winds Down
Tuesday November 14, 2017

As the year is quickly coming to an end, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging everyone to drive safely and lower the traffic fatalities on Tennessee roads.
So far in 2017, 898 people have lost their lives on Tennessee roads. 15 have died in crashes on roads in Warren County.
The THP urges you to be safe, buckle your seat belt, don't speed, don't drive intoxicated and don't drive distracted.


Gas Prices
Tuesday November 14, 2017

Gas prices plateaued over the weekend after an unseasonable jump at the pump last week. Tennessee gas prices rose an average of 8 cents in 10 days.
The state average's steady climb came to a crawl over the weekend. Tennessee's gas prices averaged $2.34 on Sunday, just fractions of a penny less than the day before. The state average is 6 cents more than a week ago and 31 cents more than last year.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said the usual autumn gas price plunge was interrupted by rising oil prices. He said we should expect gas prices to linger at their current levels this week.
The national average price of regular unleaded is $2.56.


Deceptive Veterans Charity Dissolved
Tuesday November 14, 2017

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III and law enforcement partners in 24 states announced a settlement with VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization's termination.
In March 2017, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleged thousands of deceptive solicitation violations against VietNow for misrepresenting its charitable programs to donors through misleading telemarketing solicitation scripts. In its most recent financial statement, VietNow reported raising nearly $2 million nationwide; only 5 percent of funds raised went to charitable programs. Attorneys general in multiple states soon began their own investigations of VietNow, which led to the present negotiated resolution.
The settlement resolves the allegations and investigations by appointing a receiver to dissolve VietNow. Upon dissolution, VietNow's remaining funds will be paid to two well-respected veterans charities, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront.


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Tuesday November 14, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night in regular session. The board will consider a resolution to accept the bid from Kidd Ford for four Police vehicles in the total amount of $111,450. Board members will also consider tax refunds for two local businesses and two re-appointments.
Tuesday night's meeting will begin at 7pm at City Hall. It will be preceded by meetings of the Building and Grounds Committee at 6:15, Water and Sewer at 6:30 and the Safety Committee at 6:45.


More Mentors Needed in Warren County
Monday November 13, 2017

tnAchieves is needing 32 more mentors from Warren County for the Tennessee Promise program to ensure each student has a local support system. tnAchieves partners with Gov. Haslam's Tn Promise to recruit mentors to work with more than 60,000 Tn Promise scholars from the graduating class of 2018. Mentors spend about one hour per month working with a group of students to help eliminate the barriers associated with the transition from high school to college.
Mentors attend one-hour training and two one-hour meetings with the students at the high school. The rest of the mentor program can be done via phone calls, email or text messages.
The deadline to sign up as a mentor is Dec. 1st. To learn more, go to .


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