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Waste Management Begins Takeover Process

Waste Management has begun the hiring process as the takeover of the White County Landfill now underway. Area Director of Disposal Operations Don Gentilcore said he is excited to bring innovative opportunities to the county. He said new employees will begin onboarding when the sale closes in early July. “We have several other landfills that we own and operate within ... Read More »

Warren Budget: Employee Raises, No Tax Change

Warren County’s proposed budget includes $2,500 raises for all full-time staff and no change to property tax. County Executive Terry Bell credits conservative spending for the county’s ability to offer pay bumps and build on its existing general fund balance. He said part-time employees will receive $1,250 raises. Bell said this was a smooth year for the county’s budget committee. ... Read More »

Warren Teen Court Program Providing Opportunities

Warren County’s Teen Court Program tries to create opportunities for students who are interested in Law Enforcement. In the program, students decide the fate of a juvenile’s status or delinquent offense instead of a judge. The program is designed to provide valuable courtroom experience to teenage students. General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Ryan Moore said that according to research, ... Read More »

UCHRA Selects New Community Intervention Director

UCHRA has selected Melissa Hoisington as its new Community Intervention Department Director. Hoisington will head a department that operates Day Reporting Centers designed to rehabilitate justice-involved individuals. Cheryl Cox is retiring after 35 years with the agency. “Two years ago, they redid the grant and we are now, we are still supervision, but we are drug and alcohol-related and we ... Read More »

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 »

Cicadas To Emerge Next Month After 13-Year Absence

Broods of cicadas are expected to emerge throughout the Upper Cumberland next month after spending 13 years underground. Jackson County Agriculture Extension Agent Dill Hughes said the two separate broods operate on 13 and 17-year cycles respectively. He said due to the Upper Cumberland’s location and climate, we often see the emergence of both. He said despite the bad rap, ... 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 »

Main Street McMinnville Looking For Musicians

If you’re a local musician, you can add to the ambience of downtown McMinnville during the community’s Second Saturday programs, set to kickoff the year this weekend. Main Street McMinnville Director Jennifer Flatt Meredith said local stores started opening late on the second Saturday night of each month several years ago, and the event has grown from there. “We just ... 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 »

Warren County Courts Offering Conflict Resolution Services

The Warren County General Sessions Court now offers a conflict resolution program that allows parties to have their conflict mediated rather than going to trial. General Sessions Judge Ryan J. Moore said this offers an alternative to a lengthy trial for those taking a conflict to the Civil Docket or Small Claims Court. He said landlord and tenant disputes, and ... Read More »