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Calbert Out for Season
247 Sports Thursday August 10, 2017

Former Warren County Pioneer football standout K'Rojhn Calbert is set to undergo surgery to repair a pre-existing knee injury and will sit out his first season as a member of the Tennessee Volunteers.
Calbert didn't play his junior year of high school as he was coming off a pair of knee injuries. A source close to Calbert said he will undergo surgery to repair the same anterior cruciate ligiment he tore as a freshman in high school.
The 6-foot-5, 316 pound offensive tackle was one of three freshman offensive linemen on Tennessee's roster. He had reportedly made a good impression on offensive line coach Walt Wells during the first two weeks of pre-season camp.


29 Arrested in Grundy and Marion Counties
Thursday August 10, 2017

A warrant round-up in Grundy and Marion Counties resulted in the arrest of 29 people Tuesday. Nearly 40 law enforcement officers spread out all across both counties to arrest the individuals in connection with failing to appear in court, probation violations and distributing controlled substances including meth, marijuana and painkillers.
Those arrested were part of an undercover operation conducted by the 12th judicial district task force, Tracy City Police and sheriff's departments in Grundy and Marion Counties. The TBI also assisted in the round-up.


Public Meeting
Jay Walker Thursday August 10, 2017

The City of McMinnville is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening for the Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program. The meeting will begin at 5:30pm in the Board Room of City Hall.
The City and County have both received grants for the purpose of bringing homes up to International Residential Codes. Homeowners in the city and county are eligible to apply. To be eligible, you must have owned your home for a period of one year and presently live in the home. You must be low income. This is not a remodeling program.
If you plan on attending Thursday night, you will need to bring verification of income, full names, amount of income and social security numbers for everyone living in your home, a copy of the deed to your property, a copy of your property tax statement with receipt show 2016 paid, and a copy of your homeowner's insurance.
If you are unable to attend but would like to apply, contact the Upper Cumberland Development District at 931-432-4111.


Smokin' in McMinnville
Jay Walker Thursday August 10, 2017

The Smokin' in McMinnville Barbecue Cookoff event is this weekend at the McMinnville Civic Center. Professional barbecue teams from all over the country will be competing for prize money.
There will also be plenty of activities for local residents.
Friday's activities include the wing sampling for $8. There will be a corn hole tournament and a kan jam tournament at 6pm. At 7:30, the movie Smoky and the Bandit will be shown on Cat Walker Fied. Admission is free.
On Saturday, $10 will admit you to the Best of the Butts Charity Lunch at 11am. You can dine on competition pork and ribs with side dishes. Local teams will be competing for prize money which will go to local charities.
Smokin' in McMinnville is sponsored by the City of McMinnville and the Chamber of Commerce.


McMinnville Board
Jay Walker Wednesday August 9, 2017

The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night passed the 2017-18 budget ordinance on first reading, but not before amending the measure to include some items that had been left out.
Prior to passage, the board amended the budget to add funding for the strategic plan, the Tourism Development Board and a grant writer.
The budget calls for no increase in the tax rate. The budget ordinance will be the subject of a public hearing just prior to the next board meeting on August 22nd. The ordinance will then be up for second and final reading.


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