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McMinnville’s New Rec Center Looking for Teachers

McMinnville is looking to make education courses available to the community when the Milner Recreation Center opens in 2021. McMinnville Recreation Program Coordinator Kyle Clyde is beginning the work now to recruit locals to teach things like guitar, second-languages, photography and more. Clyde said the recreation center is looking for teachers who can provide a skill that’s missing in the ... Read More »

Fundraiser to Restore African American History in Warren County

Young Men United held their annual roadblock fundraiser Saturday in McMinnville with a new goal this year. President Donald Crisp said Young Men United will be raising money to continue restoring the Bernard School in Warren County. Crisp said this is an important piece of history to local African Americans and sits across the street from where he grew up. ... Read More »

258 New COVID Cases In Putnam, 2 Deaths Reported

Putnam County has reported 258 new COVID cases this week, but the county’s positivity rate remains lower than most other Upper Cumberland communities. According to data from the State Department of Health, the county reported 50 new cases Thursday. The positivity rate, or the percentage of new tests that register a COVID-positive result, stands at 10 percent. Cookeville Regional Medical ... Read More »

McMinnville Opens City Hall and Police Department in Downtown

McMinnville has opened its City Hall and Police Department all in one location on East Main Street. Mayor Ben Newman said nearly everything residents need will be available on the first floor and the outside teller window. Newman said with moving, the people using city hall, the police department and city court will benefit McMinnville’s downtown. “Hopefully they’ll do some ... Read More »

Warren County Adds New Airport Manager

The Warren County Memorial Airport has a new manager in John Baugh. Baugh said he wants to continue focusing on safety, services and maintaining a friendly atmosphere. Baugh said he also hopes to strengthen the assets the airport has to offer as an alternative to Nashville. “As we grow we want to grow our capabilities and our market share,” Baugh ... Read More »

McMinnville’s Magness Library Open to Public

McMinville’s Magness Library has reopened with the majority of services now available. Magness Library Director Brad Walker said the library board’s decision is based on Warren County Schools returning to in-person learning after Fall Break. Guests can now browse the books and use the computer lab, which Walker said is essential to his community. “Everybody thinks everybody has an iPhone ... Read More »

Warren Co. Mask Mandate Lifted

Warren County’s mask mandate has been lifted as the county’s active COVID cases continue to decrease. According to a press release, County Executive Jimmy Haley said all county buildings will continue with public restrictions with new guidelines being announced Sunday. Haley said local businesses and the school system’s mask policies will continue until further notice. County executives still have the ... Read More »

McMinnville Police Chief Retires After 9 Years

McMinnville Chief of Police Bryan Denton announced his retirement Tuesday night after nine years. Denton’s final day will be December 31st after spending 40 years in law enforcement. Denton said he hopes to leave the city with enough time to fill his position. “I wanted to make sure there was enough time to do that so we wouldn’t have to ... Read More »

Four Day School Week for Warren County

Warren County School Director Grant Swallows said he feels good about moving to a four day in-person school week. The new schedule goes into effect October 12. Swallows said adopting four days instead of five will help keep teachers and students practicing virtual learning in case the system has to go back to the hybrid model.  Swallows said he based ... Read More »

This Week: Cumberland Considers Contract Amendment

Cumberland County Commissioners Monday will consider amending the contract between the state, Department of Mental Health, and the county. The contract provides payment for treatments ordered by the justice system for misdemeanor defendants. The Fentress County Commission will vote Monday to purchase 30 bullet proof vests for the sheriff’s department. The estimated price tag is $36,000. Putnam County’s Planning Committee ... Read More »