Warriorettes come from behind to beat Cookeville

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:32 pm

Warriorettes trailed 28-26 at half, but outscored the Cookeville Lady Cavs 35-23 in the second half to win by a final score of 61-51. Deandra Luna led the Warriorettes in scoring with 17 points. Freshman Kendreah Reeves chipped in 14 points in the victory.

Osborn facing second DUI charge while awaiting sentencing in wife’s death

Posted by | January 17, 2017 3:34 pm

Steve Osborn

Just three days after making a “best interest” plea to a charge of vehicular homicide by intoxication, Steven Sanford Osborn, 45 of Sparta, has been charged with DUI again, and has been ordered to jail.

According to Assistant District Attorney General Bruce MacLeod, Osborn was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 13, in Putnam County. He was charged with DUI, but released on $1,500 bond.

Osborn had been awaiting a formal sentencing hearing, which had been slated for Feb. 13. Following his arrest, his bond was revoked, and Osborn was ordered back to jail until the sentencing hearing, according to MacLeod.

Osborn had … Read More

Herbert Stevens Howell Jr.

Posted by | January 17, 2017 2:31 pm

Herbert Stevens Howell Jr., 85, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Dec. 30, 2016, in Mt. Juliet.

Mr. Howell was born March 14, 1931, in Asheville, North Carolina, the son of Herbert S. Howell Jr. and Grace Mildred Phillips Howell.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Jan. 21, 2017, at Old Bon Air Cemetery.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Stanley Long

Posted by | January 17, 2017 2:28 pm

James Stanley Long, 63, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 4, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Long was born April 20, 1953, in Chattanooga, the son of Charlie Log and Dorothy Earls Long.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Jan. 21, 2017, at Doyle Nazarene Church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy Dale Conatser

Posted by | January 17, 2017 1:57 pm

Tommy Dale Conatser, 71, passed away Jan. 14, 2017, at his residence, in Walling.

Mr. Conatser was born June 11, 1945, to Porter and Allie Conatser.

He spent his life farming and spending time with his family.

Mr. Conatser was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Allie Conatser; sisters, Vella Bachelor, Lola Anderson, Hessie Holland, Nora Brooks; brother, Shelby Conatser; and mother-in-law, Ella Mae Reece.

Survivors include his wife Sharon Reece Conatser; daughters, Michelle Mitchell, Melissa Brock (David); sons Randy Conatser (Donna), Rodney Conatser (Tiffany); grandchildren, Amanda (Ireneo), Ashley (A.J.), Amber (James), Dustin, Dale, Brandy, Cameron, Chloie, Micheal, Caleb, Charley, Collin; great-grandchildren, Hallie, Kayden, Bryson; sister, … Read More

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Posted by | January 17, 2017 9:11 am

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting, at noon, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 in the upper level of the Putnam County Library. Please call (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.


“Thank You” reception

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:51 am

Paul and Miranda Sherrell

Paul and Miranda Sherrell and the White County Republican Executive Committee invite you to a “Thank You” reception on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in lieu of the regular monthly meeting. Paul Sherrell is the newly elected 43rd District State Representative. The location will be at the White County Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you will join us as we show our appreciation for your support.

Sparta Good Time Cruisers celebrate 17th year

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:24 am

The Sparta Good-Time Cruisers celebrated the 17th year during their annual banquet. The club was founded by James Dudley Officer, in 1999, with about 10 members. The fellowship and shared passions has grown its membership to over 200.

Every year the banquet recognizes the loss of members and celebrates the induction of new ones, the success of each cruise-in, and its generated funds. These members are true automobile enthusiasts with a sweet tooth from the looks of the dessert table.

The Sparta Good-Time Cruisers host a monthly cruise-in every third Saturday, from April to October, on our beautiful Town Square. People from all over bring their classic, custom, … Read More

Good Time Cruisers

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:14 am

Good Time Cruisers invite you to “just show up” at Liberty Square every 3rd Saturday April-October. You are invited to show your car off or just enjoy the exhibit. If you are a car lover, this is a great place to salute past good times.

Schedule: Every 3rd Saturday, April-October

Time: 3-8:30 p.m.

Address: Liberty Square, Sparta, TN 38583

Location: Liberty Square, downtown

Cost: Free admission

Call JR Jones @ (931) 212-7658

Happy 85th birthday

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:07 am

Clay Holman, lifelong resident of the Bear Cove community of White County, was surprised on his 85th birthday with his all-time favorite dessert, Boston cream pie. Also, via his granddaughter (and grand-son-in-law) he received a personalized autographed photo of Charley Pride and Stuart Duncan from Charley’s upcoming album. To top off the day, he was able to Skype with his great-grandchildren in Washington D.C.

Are you an adult interested in learning more about Tennessee’s native plants, animals and geology?

Posted by | January 17, 2017 7:00 am

Naturalist class 2015

The Tennessee Naturalist Training Program will be offered at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville in April. The program will broaden your knowledge about nature through 40 hours of instruction, half in the classroom and half in the field experiencing nature first hand! Topics include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, geology, geography, climate, ecology, rivers, wetlands, watersheds, plants, wildflowers, trees, nocturnal animals, astronomy and environmental stewardship. Activities will include moderate hikes of up to 3 miles and several night programs. Classes will be taught by subject matter experts in their field. The program is scheduled for all day and several evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three … Read More

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