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Warren Granted CDBG Money To Boost Fire Protection

Warren County wants to purchase a fire truck with a Community Development Block Grant awarded Monday. The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced 62 recipients. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department will benefit. “It’s always good when communities can leverage extra resources and partner with other organizations and agencies to get additional money,” ... Read More »

McMinnville PD’s Maggi Fann Named Officer Of The Year

McMinnville Police Officer Maggi Fann was named Officer of the Year by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Fann said she received the award for her quick response and lifesaving actions during an overdose case. She said she was on her way to work when she noticed a man slumped over in his car. “Come to find out he wasn’t breathing, ... Read More »

Warren Utility Manager Brings Rural Perspective To TDEC Committee

Warren County Utility District General Manager Anthony Pelham has been working on a TDEC committee as a rural representative for ARP funding. The Water Infrastructure Advisory Committee was formed to guide the prioritization of projects. Pelham said aged infrastructure and water loss are issues he brings to the table. “Pretty much gives the perspective of a rural utility district,” Pelham ... Read More »

Warren Woman Charged On TennCare Fraud, Theft of Services

A Warren County woman arrested Thursday on TennCare fraud and theft of services after allegedly reporting false information to the state. Thirty-year-old Jessica Tees faces felony charges. Tees lost custody to her children but allegedly continued reporting them as dependents for insurance benefits. As a result, TennCare paid more than $15,549 in fees and claims on her behalf. The theft ... Read More »

Warren Working On Project List To Spend State COVID Money

Warren County creating a list to spend some $400,000 of grant funding before the June deadline approaches. County Executive Jimmy Haley said the commission wanted to bankroll the money, but the Comptroller’s Office shared that the money will have to be spent. “It’s not that much time and had we known a little sooner, it was just a few weeks ... Read More »

This Week: Warren BOE Reviews Policies, Cookeville Planning Considers Action

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Warren County School Board will review its school policy on personal use of electronics. Members will also receive an update on construction projects ongoing in the district. Monday’s meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. at Dibrell Elementary School. Livingston will have two meetings Monday. The Livingston Planning Commission will meet at 5:00 p.m. at ... Read More »

Warren County HS Teacher Passes Away From COVID, Honored Saturday

Warren County High School Math Teacher John Upchurch will be honored on Saturday, after passing away from COVID. Upchurch passed away this weekend. Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the funeral service will be at Highland Rim CrossFit at 1:00 PM, the gym that Upchurch owned. Swallows said the death has been difficult to process this week, as staff and ... Read More »

Warren Animal Control And Adoption Reopens Following Two Week Closure

Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center reopened Tuesday after closing because of parvo cases. According to the American Kennel Club, parvo is a highly contagious virus that dogs can be exposed to anytime they sniff or consume infected feces. Director Sherri Bradley said that the facility closed for two weeks to ensure the safety of animals both in and ... Read More »

McMinnville Autumn Street Fair Cancelled Over COVID Concerns

The McMinnville Autumn Street Fair has been cancelled because of rising COVID numbers in Warren County. Local health officials were consulted and they advised cancelling because of the strain on the local health care system. The fair was set for October 2 and hopes to return in 2022. Vendors will be contacted, with refunds hopefully going out within 7-10 business ... Read More »

Proper Hay Storage Key In Making Most Of Crop

Proper hay storage is one of the most important things farmers can do to save their crops and make the most of their investments. That’s according to Warren County Agricultural Extension Agent Heath Nokes. Nokes said that many times he sees hay stored outside or improperly in barns, which can lead to a crop loss of up to 37 percent. ... Read More »