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Policy and Personnel
Jay Walker Wednesday June 18, 2014

The Warren County Commission's Policy and Personnel Committee will meet Wednesday evening to discuss Judicial Commissioner scheduling and the Election Commission budget.
The meeting will be held at 5:30pm at the Warren County Jail.


Warren County Social Security
Wednesday June 18, 2014

Warren County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.
In Warren County, 5,110 residents-or 12.8 percent of the population-are aged 55-64. Workers can start taking Social Security at age 62. But for those who can wait, the benefits go up.
Payments increase by 5 to 7 percent for each year of delay between ages 62 and 66, and by 8 percent for each year of delay between ages 66 and 70. The increases stop at 70.
For someone who can wait until age 70 to take Social Security, the reward is a lifetime monthly benefit that is 76 percent higher than if taken at age 62.
In Warren County, 6,265 residents received retirement benefits from the federal system, according to 2012 figures.
The average recipient of Social Security retirement benefits in Warren County received $1,131 a month in December of that year.


Human Trafficking Initiative
Wednesday June 18, 2014

The TBI, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development have announced a new initiative designed to raise awareness about sex trafficking in Tennessee.
Beginning this month, visitors to many of the state's welcome centers and rest stops will see signs posted designed to draw attention to the issue.
Officials say sex trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. The Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Center offers a hotline for those who suspect someone is a victim of trafficking or witness activity believed to be related to trafficking. The number is 1-800-558-6484.


Gas Prices
Tuesday June 17, 2014

Gasoline prices in the southeast were on a streak of declines before the conflict in Iraq began. The average price for a gallon of gas fell 12 straight days in Tennessee. However, the streaks ended Saturday as the violence in Iraq caused oil prices to jump.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said we should be ready for gas prices to increase around 5-10 cents.
Sunday, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.66, just one cent more than one week ago. Tennessee's average of $3.42 also jumped one cent from last week. One year ago the average was $3.33.

TBI Most Wanted

TBI Most Wanted
Tuesday June 17, 2014

The TBI has a new addition to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list. He is 26 year old Rodrecus Smith, who is wanted by the Metro Nashville Police and the TBI for a homicide that occurred on October 30th, 2013..
Smith has been charged with murder and robbery in the death of 35 year old Mario McKnight. He is also wanted for felony probation violation, domestic assault, vandalism and failure to appear in court on charges of gun possession by a convicted felon, drug possession and resisting arrest.
Smith is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.


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