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Free Legal Clinic Comes To McMinnville May 13

The Tennessee Justice Bus will be providing a free legal clinic at the Magness Library in McMinnville Monday. Justice Bus Coordinator Alyvia Bush said there will be a volunteer attorney there to give legal assistance, resources, and advice on any civil matters. Bush said she feels some people avoid the bus in fear that it is part of the broader ... Read More »

McMinnville Want Input For Rocket Park Upgrades

McMinnville is looking for community input in preparation for a grant application to upgrade Rocket Park. Facilities Manager Michael Benusches said several of the park’s features need major renovations. He said he hopes to pave the gravel parking lot, renovate the sport court, and upgrade the park’s boat ramp. He said before finalizing plans, he wants to hear the opinions ... Read More »

Warren Chosen For Industrial Development Program

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development approved Warren County for its Property Evaluation Program Tuesday. Warren County Industrial Development Board Executive Director Wendy Sneed said the program will help the county identify property most primed for industrial development. She said the county submitted eight properties that will be ranked according to how smoothly they could be developed and ... Read More »

McMinnville Gets Money For Community Garden

The City Of McMinnville awarded money from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Urban Farm and Forestry Program. The cost share funding program designed to increase access to nutritious food in Tennessee’s urban areas. McMinnville’s Community Garden, one of six recipients of funding, announced Thursday. “This cost share funding plays a crucial role in bolstering Tennessee’s agricultural economy,” Agriculture Commissioner Charlie ... Read More »

Warren Preparing Next Generation Of Community Leaders

The Warren County Youth Leadership program is cultivating the next generation of leaders by teaching life skills, entrepreneurship, and teamwork. Chamber of Commerce Social Media Manager Lakelinn Simmons said this year’s group includes 11 high school juniors. She said when students reach their junior year, they begin to make connections about what leadership means in their lives. Simmons said the ... Read More »

Free Child Seat Check In McMinnville Saturday

A free chance to get your child safety seat checked in Warren County Saturday. The McMinnville-Warren County Child Passenger Safety Coalition will be checking seats from Noon until 2pm at McMinnville’s Milner Recreation Center. Local police and other agencies will be on hand to check the security and installation. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office estimates 58 percent of rear-facing car ... Read More »

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 »