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Burglary Suspects Arrested
Jay Walker Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Warren County Sheriff's Department has arrested a suspect in two break-ins at the On The Way Market on Smithville Highway.
Sheriff Jackie Matheny said 43 year old Anthony Lynn Colwell is alleged to have broken into the market on two separate occasions and made off with cigarettes and lottery tickets. He is also believed to have broken into the On The Way Market in Smithville.
Authorities have also arrested two White County residents in connections with break-ins in the Morrison area.
Sheriff's officials arrested 27 year old Savannah Jean Mahan of Walling and 24 year old Rodney William LaPoint of Doyle. The two are also suspects in break-ins in Overton County.


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Tuesday July 22, 2014

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider one resolution and two ordinances. One of the ordinances is a measure to repeal the ordinance that created the office of City Administrator in the mid 1980s.
The other ordinance on the agenda would require voters registered to vote in the City as nonresident property owners to vote by absentee ballot as set out in Tennessee law.
The board will also consider a resolution to sanction the Smokin' in McMinnville Barbecue Cookoff and to allow a qualified nonprofit organization to apply for a special event beer permit.
Tuesday's meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall.
The board meeting will be preceded at 6:10 by a meeting of the Safety Committee, which will discuss the intersection in front of Tire Mart and the side entrance to Hardees.
The Finance Committee will meet at 6:30pm to discuss the budget.


Financial Management
Jay Walker Monday July 21, 2014

The Warren County Commission's Financial Management Committee will meet Monday evening to discuss workers' compensation insurance, review the debt management policy, and approve budget amendments or transfers.
The meeting begins at 5:45pm prior to the full commission meeting.


Warren County Commission
Jay Walker Monday July 21, 2014

The full Warren County Commission will meet Monday night in regular session to consider numerous items, including the budget for the new fiscal year. According to the proposed tax levy, the budget will not call for any increase in the property tax rate.
In addition to budget items, commissioners will also consider a measure to enter into an agreement with Manchester Funeral Home regarding cremation services, a resolution to adopt the Warren County Animal Control Rules and Regulations, and a resolution to file a lawsuit against two individuals for violating the subdivision regulations for the planning commission region.
Monday night's meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Administrative Building.


Grundy Jail Closed
Monday July 21, 2014

Approximately 73 inmates at the Grundy County Jail were moved last week to seven different facilities throughout the state after the Fire Marshal reported major electrical problems at the jail.
A recent inspection of the Grundy County Jail by the Fire Marshal determined that exposed wiring and natural gas lines put the inmates at risk. Several renovations were immediately implemented while others are projected to take up to two weeks, which is the deadline set by the Fire Marshal for completion of all improvements.
It will cost Grundy County $35 to $85 per day, per inmate to house prisoners at other jails.


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