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Emotional farewell

Emotional farewell

Chloe Hillis couldn’t fight off tears when giving her valedictorian speech Friday night at Covenant Academy.

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Matheny honored by Exchange Club

Matheny honored by Exchange Club

Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny has been honored with the Exchange Club’s Book of Golden Deeds for his countless achievements and contributions to the ...

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School Board eyes video scoreboard for WCHS

School Board eyes video scoreboard for WCHS

High school sports enthusiasts, a Sportable Scoreboard may be coming to Charlie Dalton Gym at WCHS.

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Ladet, 41, charged with rape of child

A McMinnville man faces two rape charges for sexual abuse prosecutors say started when the female victim was just 13 years old.

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Sherrell announces candidacy for 43rd District Representative

Sherrell announces candidacy for 43rd District Representative

State Rep. Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) has announced he will seek re-election in 2018 to represent the 43rd District — Grundy, Warren, and White counties — in the ...

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Half marathon draws over 200 runners

Half marathon draws over 200 runners

Despite the discouraging downpour that occurred just hours before the Viola Valley Half Marathon on Saturday morning, over 200 runners showed up from all over ...

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Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings

Unless otherwise indicated, county meetings are held at the Warren County Administrative Building located at 201 Locust Street and city meetings are held at City ...

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Community calendar

Community calendar

SUNDAY, MAY 20

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Business Pulse - Local history packed into The Greek Station

Business Pulse - Local history packed into The Greek Station

Today’s Business Pulse begins with the charming story of Mark and Teresa Dinwiddie, who have opened a new food trailer in the parking lot ...

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At least 10 killed in school shooting

At least 10 killed in school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most ...

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Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

Gunman opens fire in Texas high school, killing 10 people

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most ...

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On the campaign trail

On the campaign trail

Bill Lee is quick to point out he’s not a politician.

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School for the Blind band plays cave

School for the Blind band plays cave

Students at Tennessee School for the Blind received a memorable experience this week when they performed in the acoustically rich confines of the Volcano Room ...

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School system considers phone system change

School system considers phone system change

Could the Warren County School System be disconnecting with its current phone provider?

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Ambulance crash lawsuit looming

A pending lawsuit has halted Warren County government’s intent to refurbish a wrecked ambulance and get it back on the road.

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Owen's Market gets to keep its beer permit

Owen's Market gets to keep its beer permit

Owens Market in the Blues Hill community will be allowed to keep its beer permit.

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Full-time janitor rejected

Warren County Health Department rejected a governmental recommendation to hire an employee for its janitorial services as a cost-saving measure.

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River Trails receive new name in honor of Bigbee

River Trails receive new name in honor of Bigbee

River Trail North and River Trail East will be renamed The Bigbee Trail in honor of Dr. Wally Bigbee.

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Traffic court

A man who was charged with housing three dogs in a Honda, then going onto Warren County Animal Control property to retrieve them after they ...

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Haley announces candidacy for Warren County Executive

Haley announces candidacy for Warren County Executive

McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley has announced his campaign for Warren County Executive. Haley believes his experience, cultivated throughout a life dedicated to public service, has ...

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Defense contractor to invest $40m, add 100 Tennessee jobs

TOONE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials have approved $2 million in economic development incentives for a defense contractor to invest $40 million and add 100 jobs ...

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Tennessee high school wins Vans contest, $75K for arts


HIXSON, Tenn. (AP) — A team of students has won $75,000 for a Tennessee high school's arts program by winning the Vans "Custom Culture ...

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Highway worker struck, killed by asphalt truck in Tennessee

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (AP) — A highway construction worker who was struck by a tanker truck carrying asphalt has died in Tennessee.

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EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threatening it with tariffs on steel and ...

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Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Doctors in Poland say a baby girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for ...

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Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernization

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year.

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AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

OHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than ...

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Police seize child porn in widespread Brazil raids

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police are executing hundreds of search and seizure warrants for child pornography in the largest operation of its kind in the ...

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French official: Friend of attacker faces accomplice charge

PARIS (AP) — The French prosecutor's office says that a close friend of the young man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris ...

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Connecticut officer stabbed in neck, suspect in custody

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford police officer responding to a downtown disturbance was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and critically injured Thursday morning by a ...

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US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies ...

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Man pleads guilty to raping mentally disabled woman

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to raping his girlfriend's mentally disabled daughter, which his girlfriend allegedly allowed in exchange for ...

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The Latest: Hawaii volcano erupts from summit, shooting ash


PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the volcano erupting in Hawaii (all times local):

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Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to ...

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Multiple people hurt after school bus, dump truck crash

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus and dump truck collided on a New Jersey highway Thursday, ripping apart the bus, knocking it on ...

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State's best substitute

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State's best substitute

State's best substitute

McMinnville resident Paula Morris received Kelly Educational Staffing’s Substitute Teacher of the Year Award for the state of Tennessee on Friday.

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Buzzing with excitement

Buzzing with excitement

Why did the bee go to the dermatologist? It had hives.

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Man can pick jail or treatment

A man who burst into a family’s home on Winton Street in March has been given the option of serving a year in jail ...

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School Board approves $2.89M Bobby Ray bid

School Board approves $2.89M Bobby Ray bid

Bobby Ray Elementary School’s renovation and addition will cost $2.89 million.

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