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McMinnville Police Department Moving Downtown

The McMinnville Police Department is moving to City Hall’s third floor later this year. Police Chief Bryan Denton said this is a win-win for the department and the city. “We’ll be consolidating city services into kinda a one stop shop,” Denton said. “It’ll bring additional commerce downtown, and I think in a town our size, most folks like a police ... Read More »

McMinnville’s Town Hall Taking Over First Floor

The city of McMinnville will move its utility and business services to the first floor of city hall. Regions Bank departed the Main Street space. City Administrator Nolan Ming said the city is trying to create a single municipal building to meet all residents’ needs. “Everyone will be able to come in the front doors here right off of Main ... Read More »

Biz Foundry Offering Free Thermometers

Free touchless thermometers are available for local small businesses through Cookeville’s Biz Foundry. Marketing Director Haley Smith said the Biz Foundry wants to provide an opportunity for small businesses who haven’t been able to get thermometers yet. “The stores are actually out of them for the most part, and the touchless ones are quite a bit better than the ones ... Read More »

McMinnville Closes Lobbies, COVID Uptick

Due to growing COVID-9 cases in McMinnville, City Administrator Nolan Ming has closed facility lobbies effective Monday. “The threshold is an average of less than 10 new cases per 100,000 over the last 14 days,” Ming said. “This threshold for acceptable disease transmission within the community may be adjusted in the future as we learn more. As of today, we ... Read More »

Main Street Live! Cancelled The Rest Of The Summer

After three Main Street Live! June events in McMinnville, the Main Street board decided to cancel the concert series for the rest of the summer. The reasons: the Governor’s extended mandate to August 29 and rising virus cases across the state. Main Street Executive Director Teresa Prober said this was the best decision to make, but it was still difficult. ... Read More »

Gilley Pool Reopens To Outside Counties

McMinnville’s Gilley Pool has reopened to residents of all counties and increased visitor capacity to 300. Wellness Coordinator Mari-Lynn Wilson said pool staff welcomed over 200 visitors Thursday morning alone. “I am super happy,” Wilson said. “We get a lot of patrons from other counties, and I think it’s super great that we’re now allowing them to come and enjoy ... Read More »

Gilley Pool’s First Weekend Open: A Success

McMinnville’s Gilley Pool reopened Saturday with no issues. The pool opened from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a temporary closure for cleaning. Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Justin Scott said about 300 visitors filtered through the gates on the first day. “So far it’s been pretty good,” Scott said. “Everybody has been compliant and we’ve just been trying to ... Read More »

Main Street Live! Concert Series Still On

After careful consideration with the city board, and information from the governor’s office,the 16th annual Main Street Live! event will still take place in McMinnville this summer. Main Street Executive Director Teresa Prober said it is the concert goer’s responsibility to implement most social distancing. “We want to give people something to look forward to,” Prober said. “But everybody has ... Read More »

Gilley Pool Opens For Warren Residents Only

McMinnville’s Gilley Pool will reopen June 13, but only for McMinnville and Warren County residents. City council members made the decision Tuesday night. “We enjoy having other folks coming to our community and see our pool and see what we have,” Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Justin Scott said. “It’s sitting right here in the middle of our town, and ... Read More »