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School Board
Jay Walker Thursday August 17, 2017

The Warren County School Board will meet Thursday in a special called session to discuss closing school on Monday for the solar eclipse.
The meeting will begin at 4pm at the Central office.

 


Endangered Child Alert**UPDATED-THE MOTHER AND CHILDREN WERE FOUND SAFE
WSMV Thursday August 17, 2017

The TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for two children in White County.
William Young, 4, and Salome Young, 15, were last seen at their home on Brown Street in Sparta, TN, around 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The TBI said the two children may be with their mother, 48-year-old Kimberly Young. She may be driving a maroon 2005 Chevrolet Malibu with Tennessee tag 9402DD0.
Kimberly Young has reportedly made threats in the past to harm the children and herself.
William Young is 3' tall and weighs 55 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. Salome Young is 5' tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes.
Kimberly Young is 5'4" tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND or 931-836-3734.

 


Agribusiness Grants
Thursday August 17, 2017

Tennessee officials are offering a new grant to develop agribusiness in the state.
A state Department of Agriculture news release says the Agriculture Enterprise Fund will award grants to aid agricultural and food businesses, farmers, nonprofits, local governments and other entities in Tennessee, particularly rural counties. It will support new and expanding business ventures.
The incentive program aims to support a goal of eliminating distressed counties in Tennessee by 2025.
The grant is run by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Economic and Community Development.
The grant will provide up to 25 percent of a project's total budget.
Prospective applicants can find more information on the Department of Agriculture's website.

 


Candlelight Vigil
Jay Walker Thursday August 17, 2017

A candlelight Vigil Against Hate will be held Thursday night at the fountain on Court Square in McMinnville. The vigil is being organized by the group Ignite for Progress Warren County. It will begin at 7:30 and various individuals will be singing and leading prayers.
Organizers say the event is in response to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Organizers stress it is not a political event. Signs and debate are discouraged.
Candles will be provided at the vigil.

 


"Walking Man" in McMinnville
Jay Walker Thursday August 17, 2017

Former U.S. Marine Danny Garcia, also known as "The Walking Man," was in McMinnville Wednesday walking to benefit local Tennessee non-profits. Danny has walked over 27,000 miles on six different continents to raise awareness and money for veterans and children around the world.
Serenity Thrift is partnering with the Global Walk to raise money for children in 20 different countries. Danny's next walk will begin in Jerusalem with plans to go through 20 countries promoting world peace, veterans and the aiding of children.
Wednesday, Danny, along with local residents, walked from Serenity Thrift on Northgate Drive to the Warren Hope Center on West Main Street.
Danny has been walking for children and world peace for more than 20 years.

 

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