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Warren Black History Museum Fundraising For New Building

A new capital campaign underway to raise money for a new Warren County Black History Museum and Cultural Center. Museum Director Mickey Gwyn said the city of McMinnville donated the property that once housed the city’s black high school, Bernard High School. He said the building will be a replica of a seven-room “Rosenwald School,” schools built in the South ... Read More »

McMinnville Business Owners Can Learn About Grant Monday

McMinnville business owners will get details on new grant funding opportunities during a Monday meeting with Main Street McMinnville. The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development awarded the Downtown Improvement Grant to just 17 communities in the state. McMinnville received $300,000. Main Street McMinnville Executive Director Jennifer Flatt Meredith said the grant has stringent rules on what it can ... Read More »

McMinnville Trash Rates To Increase By $3 Monthly Starting Feb. 1

McMinnville residential trash pick up rates will increase from $15 to $18 monthly starting in February. A one-time fee of $50 will be charged if you need an additional trash can. Commercial rates have increased to $30 per dumpster. Director of Public Works Frank Southard cited rising costs as the reason for the increase. “We bought like a knuckle boon ... Read More »

McMinnville Public Works Set Up Christmas Tree Drop Off

The McMinnville Public Works Department has set up a Christmas tree drop off at the Milner Center parking lot. The area is marked with cones, and citizens can drive up and and drop off their tree. The trees must have all lights and decorations removed from them. Public Works’ Lyndon Bussell said there are improper ways to dispose of Christmas ... Read More »

McMinnville Putting $1 Million In Grant Money Toward Wetland Rehab

The city of McMinnville will rehab two wetland areas as part of two separate grants totaling just over $1 million. The community will use $503,500 in ARP funds on Potter Lane where the city will rehabilitate a wetland area and turn it into a park. Another $503,500 grant will be used in an wetland area off of Calvin Street behind ... Read More »

Hometown Product Greene Returns For 9th Annual Food Bank Fundraiser

A hometown product returns to McMinnville for the ninth straight year Saturday to raise funds for the Warren County Emergency Food Bank. Chip Greene and Friends has raised as much as $10,000 for the Food Bank with the annual concert. Food Bank Director Helen Owens said the facility needs more support now than ever. She said over the last few, ... Read More »

Christmas Parades Crank Up Saturday Across Region

Christmas parade season goes into overdrive this weekend across the Upper Cumberland. Pickett County is celebrating the holidays with the “Christmas in Byrdstown” event and Christmas parade Saturday. It will be at the Pickett County Library featuring music, food, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. The event begins at 9am. The Jamestown Rotary Club hosts its annual parade Saturday ... Read More »

24th Ron Hillis Toy Drive Collecting Toys For Kids Friday

The Ron Hillis Memorial Toy Drive will be collecting toys Friday, the 24th time the event has asked the community for help. The Central Baptist Association and McMinnville motorcyclists team up for the event. Central Baptist Association Director of Missions Jim Ramsey said the event has supplied toys to some 450 children in each of the last two years. “For ... Read More »

“Ghost Of Christmas Past” Tour Shares McMinnville Past Stories Saturday

McMinnville residents can enjoy stories of Christmases past Saturday. County Historian Jimmy Haley said the guided walking tour will focus on Main Street in the 1960s. Haley said the tour will highlight historic buildings and citizens to paint a picture of what McMinnville was like in Christmas of yesteryear. “I just thought it would be a nice thing to kind ... Read More »

Bids Slightly Over Expectation For Warren Senior Center Roof Project

Bids to replace parts of the roof at the Three Star Mall for a new Warren County Senior Center came in slightly over budget. Warren County Executive Terry Bell said the bid came in at $452,000. Bell said while that number is some $50,000 higher than expected, it is well within the range set by the county budget. “Right now, ... Read More »