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WCHS Basketball
Jay Walker Wednesday December 6, 2017

Warren County swept Coffee County Tuesday night in a basketball doubleheader at Charlie Dalton Gym.
The Lady Pioneers picked up their 5th straight win with a 62-54 victory over the Lady Raiders .Tyra Wright led the way with 16 points. Callie Cathcart scored 13 and Megan Patch scored 12.
In boys' action, the Pioneers held on to defeat the Red Raiders 67-63. The Pioneers were led by Isaiah Grayson and Irving Espinoza, each with 15 points. Chance Hobbs and Tyree Ladet each had 13.
Warren County will host Moore County Friday night.


UPS Says Some Deliveries are Delayed
Wednesday December 6, 2017

UPS is a little behind schedule after last week's surge in online orders.
The delivery company said Tuesday that a small percentage of packages are being delivered one to two days late as the company works to clear a Cyber Week backlog. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut said delivery should be back on track by the end of the day Wednesday.
The company said it still expects most packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas to arrive on time.
The holidays are always a frenzied period for delivery companies. But the growing popularity of online shopping has made for more packages to process and deliver.
This year's Cyber Monday was the largest online shopping day ever. A record $6.59 billion was spent online overall, according to Adobe Analytics data.
UPS predicts that it will deliver 750 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That's up 5% from last year, when UPS delivered 712 million packages.
The seasonal challenges have been compounded by the fact the improving economy has made it more difficult -- and expensive -- to find seasonal help.
This year, UPS brought on 95,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. It added the same number of people in 2015 and 2016.


Reward Offered After 18 Guns Stolen
AP Wednesday December 6, 2017

Federal officials say a $5,000 reward is available for information about who stole 18 guns from a Tennessee gun store.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering up to $2,500 each for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft from nRange in Mt. Juliet.
An ATF news release says nRange was burglarized on Nov. 26 and approximately 18 guns were reported stolen to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.


Alleged Drunk Driver Caught with Meth and Child in Vehicle
WJLE Wednesday December 6, 2017

A McMinnville man was arrested in DeKalb County after officers say he was driving drunk, was in possession of meth, and had a child in the vehicle with him.
35 year old Jonathan Tyrone Scott of McMinnville faces charges of possession of meth with intent to deliver, sell or possess, DUI, reckless endangerment, driving on revoked and evading arrest along with other violations.
Authorities say a deputy spotted Scott driving erratically on Corinth Road last Thursday and attempted to make a traffic stop. Scott initially sped up and tried to flee before finally pulling over. A search of the vehicle turned up a small glass container which held an amount of meth. A seven year old child was in the vehicle with Scott.
Scott was jailed under a $19,000 bond with a court date of Dec. 21st.


Parade Winners
Jay Walker Tuesday December 5, 2017

Award winners from Saturday's McMinnville Christmas Parade have been announced.
Winner of the People's Choice went to Redemption Center. Best Band was the WCHS Pioneer Pride Band.
First place in the Church/Civic/ Community Organization and Large Non-profit went to McMinnville First Church of God.
First place in the Small Club and Small Non=profit went to Girls Scout Troop #839.
First place in School Sponsored went to the WCHS Softball Team.
First place in Business went to Durham School Services.
First place in Horse and Rider went to Scott Farms.
And first place in the Antique Car or Truck category went to Bill Zechman and the Read 20 Minutes a Day program.
First, second and third place winners all received cash prizes.


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