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United Way of Highway 55 Thanks the Community and Donors

Last year was a struggle for so many businesses and nonprofits. It was the year of challenge, change, and unknown. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have worked hard to connect both nonprofits, and citizens in our community with the resources they need. The needs for the citizens in our community grew during the pandemic. Whether that …

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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Portal Opens Monday

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is administering a COVID-19 Rent Relief program for the majority of Tennessee**. Under guidance from the US Treasury, funds designated as part of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Act of 2020 will support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other home energy costs due to …

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Warren County Man Charged with Criminal Homicide Appears in Court

30 year old James Garrett appeared in Warren County General Sessions Court Friday for a hearing on a charge of criminal homicide. Garrett’s bond was set at $600,000 and the preliminary hearing is set for March 2. Garrett is charged with one count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of 30 year old Javier …

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Senator Bowling wants to change the way we Vote

The way we vote in Tennessee would change under a bill proposed by Tullahoma State Senator Janice Bowling. The 16th District Rep. has introduced a bill that would require the state to only use watermarked paper ballots that would be hand marked by the voter.  SB1510 was introduced to the General Assembly Feb. 11. “As introduced, …

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Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates to American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee

Ascend Federal Credit Union and its employees raised $1,150 to support the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) efforts to increase women’s heart health awareness. Ascend employees raised $575 by donating at least $5 to the Go Red For Women program to wear blue jeans and a red shirt on National Wear Red Day Feb. 5 – and …

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COVID-19 Vaccines have begun at Select Pharmacies

Tennessee’s Department of Health says that access to COVID-19 vaccinations has been expanded under the launch of a federal government program. The vaccinations will be provided for free under the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a state and federal partnership that targets getting immunizations in underserved areas. Many pharmacies across the state will participate in the …

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McMinnville Man Accused of Murder Appears in Court

30 year old James Garrett appeared for arraignment Tuesday in Warren County General Sessions Court on one count of criminal homicide. Judge Locke asked if he hired an attorney or one will be appointed for him. Garrett said he will check to see if he can hire one. He will appear back in court next …

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McMinnville Man Arrested for Murder after Shooting on Saturday Morning

A Cookeville man, formerly of McMinnville, was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a residence on Fair St. in McMinnville. The victim was identified as 30 year-old Javier Wiley.Wiley meet his friends, 30 year old James Garrett and his wife Megan at their residence on Fair St. on Friday night and went to several …

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Police Pursuit starts at Manchester Post Office ends in Warren County; 4 Arrested

A high-speed chase on Wednesday started in Coffee Co. ended in Warren County. Four people were arrested, one in Manchester and the other three in Warren Co., arrested on multiple charges. According to Captain Billy Butler of the Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Department and Detective Eddie Colwell of the McMinnville Police Department, 20-year-old Tawan Lebron Billups, …

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January Deadliest Month of Pandemic in Tennessee

January ended as Tennessee’s deadliest month of the pandemic. The first month of 2021 accounted for more than a fourth of Tennessee’s total COVID-19 deaths with more deaths reported than during the first seven months of the pandemic combined which was 2,454 through Sept. 30, 2020. January saw an average of 88 deaths per day …

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