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McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Tuesday April 22, 2014

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider two resolutions.
One measure is the acceptance of a bid from Goldtree to renovate one soccer field at Pistole Park. The other resolution is in regard to the City's Safety Grant Program.
The board will also receive an update on the City Administrative position.
Tuesday night's meeting is at 7pm at City Hall.


New IDB Director
Monday April 21, 2014

The McMinnville-Warren County Industrial development Board will have a new director as of May 1st. Don Alexander of Nashville was hired by the board last week. He will replace George Burke, who leaves the post after having held it on an interim basis for one year.
Burke has said he plans to retire this summer.
Alexander has past experience working for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development,HCA International and General Motors/GMAC.


Living the Dream Items Auctioned
WTVF Monday April 21, 2014

Furniture in the Living the Dream Home in Putnam County went on the auction block Saturday. The mansion was intended to be a home for needy seniors when it was purchased by the Upper Cumberland Development District. But an investigation by Channel 5 indicated the house had become the home of former UCDD Executive Director Wendy Askins, who had used public money to buy the furnishings. Askins resigned last year and will stand trial this summer on federal charges.
The agency hopes to get some of that money back by auctioning the furnishings. About 150 showed up Saturday to bid on the items.
The mansion will be auctioned next month.


Motlow Offers COMPASS Test
Monday April 21, 2014

Motlow College is offering the Compass Assessment test at the McMinnville Center as well as the Moore County campus. The Compass test is a computer testing system that helps determine students' academic readiness in reading, writing and math for college level work. Test results determine which courses are best suited to the students' level of readiness. The first initial test is free of charge.
For the next available test dates and registration, you can visit or call 1-800-654-4877 ext. 1763.


Pioneer Baseball
Jay Walker Monday April 21, 2014

The Warren County Pioneers resume the District 6aaa schedule Monday as they host the Cookeville Cavaliers at Patrick Ramsey Field. The Pioneers split last week's district series with White County, then lost a non-district game to Lavergne 9-1 on Friday.
Monday night's game starts at 5:30pm. Game two of the two-game series is Tuesday night at Cookeville.


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