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Warren Carnival This Week

While many fairs, concerts, and festivals were cancelled this year, an annual carnival in Warren County was not. The carnival hosted by Kissel Entertainment is taking place through Saturday. Office manager Madison Kissel said since the county fair was cancelled, it was important to host the carnival. “We were still scheduled to come into town, so we asked if we ... Read More »

McMinnville’s New City Hall Close to Opening

Starting on Monday next week, the first department in McMinville’s new City Hall will be open. Pending an elevator inspection, McMinnville Mayor Ben Newman said permits will be available at the Community Development Department. Multiple departments will be consolidated into the downtown McMinville old Regions Bank building. Newman said the Police Department will be moved in within the next two ... Read More »

Warren Co. Plane Crash, 3 Fatalities

A small plane crash in Warren County Tuesday morning resulted in three fatalities, according to Warren County Emergency Management. The aircraft was traveling from Murfreesboro then crashed in a hay field east of the Warren County Memorial Airport. All three people on board died.   Read More »

Warren Co. Mask Mandate Extended

The Warren County mask mandate has extended until the end of September. Executive Jimmy Haley said the decision will be evaluated weekly based on COVID numbers.  “We will continue to monitor that progress and give updates and reports as needed,” Haley said. “The numbers are showing some improvement, but we still must do our part to keep our children in ... Read More »

Barn Destroyed In Warren County Friday Night

Emergency management reports a barn destroyed near Morrison Friday night as strong storms moved through Warren County. The incident happened on Cecil Laxton Road just before 6:00pm Friday. That is just south of Morrison. That is the area in which the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at that same time. No injuries reported. Read More »

Unemployment Falls Across The UC

Unemployment fell below double digits in every Upper Cumberland county last month except Dekalb County. Warren County saw the biggest decrease in July as unemployment dropped 2.5 percent to 9.9 percent. Dekalb County’s July rate stands at 10.3 percent, but that’s down 1.2 percent from June. Both counties saw the biggest increases in job loss during the COVID shutdown. Every ... Read More »

Warren County Extends Hybrid Learning

Students in Warren County will continue a half in-class, half at-home schedule through the first nine weeks. Warren County Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the system based the decision on parents feedback. “What we’re doing currently is working and working well, we got a lot of feedback from community members and parents and students and teachers that felt like ... Read More »

Warren County Issues Mask Mandate

The Warren County Coronavirus Task Force has mandated wearing face masks in public. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the task force met Wednesday and unanimously agreed on the mandate. “It is the right and the responsible thing to do,” Haley said. “As your county executive, I realize the buck stops here. In my commitment to serve or county, and the ... Read More »

Overton, White & Warren Seeing COVID Increases

COVID rates have increased over the last two days in Overton, White and Warren Counties. Overton County reported double digit positive cases Thursday for the first time since the pandemic began. That brings the active case total to 56 in Overton County. The positivity rate, considered the most accurate data point according to experts, stands at 4.5 percent. White County ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Agriculture Business Remains Steady

Despite a pandemic and a hot summer, the agriculture business has remained steady. Warren County Ag Extention Agent Heath Nokes said agriculture in the Upper Cumberland hasn’t changed much. “We got what turns out to be a good crop of corn and beans,” Nokes said. “There has been some market fluctuation and some anxiety there with the prices due to ... Read More »