Posted by Tammy Wilhite | October 1, 2014 4:59 pm
Shelby B. Johnson finished her high school golf career by finishing tied for ninth in the TSSAA Class AAA state golf tournament. After shooting a 76 on Tuesday, Johnson shot a 75 on Wednesday to end the tournament at 7-over 151.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 2:42 pm
The annual BonDeCroft Head Start open house is currently underway, with Emergency Services staff, the Fire Safety House and Clifford the Big Red Dog on hand to greet the children.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 2:26 pm
As the repaving of sections of Crossville Highway continues, the lanes are uneven, there are grooves in the road and there are tall bumps in the road that could be hazardous to cyclists. Please use caution when traveling this route and expect delays.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 12:58 pm
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 12:56 pm
Dahlia Bell Williamson Sparkman, 96, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Sparkman was born in June 21, 1918, in Cookeville, the daughter of Ira and Maggie Williamson.
She spent 42 years in the field of education, teaching at Taft and Doyle elementary schools and retired after serving seven years as White County Supervisor of Special Education.
Beloved by neighbors and friends in the Doyle Community, she served as Grand Marshall of the “Old Timers’ Day” parade and was honored by a luncheon at the First National Bank of Sparta. She was elected … Read More
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 10:15 am
Riverbank Books is having a sidewalk sale 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4 in front of the store, located at 269 W. Bockman Way. Clearance books will be priced from .10$ to .25$.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 10:09 am
Discover Sparta will meet on Thurs., Oct. 2nd at 6 p.m. at Oldham Theatre to discuss some proposed solutions for the local economy. Some topics to be discussed are the Adopt-A-Building program, Art n Ale Trail, Christmas in Our Town and many others. The community is invited to attend.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 1, 2014 9:41 am
On Oct. 25, Calfkiller Ride to the Sky will take cyclists on 22 mile or 62 mile rides along the Calfkiller River. The event will close with live music, barbeque, and drinks. Proceeds will benefit Carmen’s Fund. For more information, visit http://ridetothesky.org/.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 1, 2014 9:25 am
Early Birds Bakery has announced that they have moved their business to Cookeville.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 1, 2014 9:22 am
As part of the annual series of Tennessee State Parks Running Tour, The Rock Island 5-Miler is set for Oct. 11. The five-mile follows roadways and trails throughout the park, with a moderate to strenuous difficulty level. Walkers are welcome, as well. Register online at raceonline.com.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 1, 2014 9:18 am
On Oct. 25, Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting Wild Food Day, featuring field trips identifying wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads.
For more information, call 423-8815708.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 1, 2014 9:16 am
On Oct. 18, Fall Creek Falls State Park will be holding Fall Colors Weekend for visitors to take bicycle tours and enjoy the autumn’s vibrancy in the park. For more information, call 423-881-5708.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 1, 2014 9:01 am
Registration to vote in the November 4 election ends October 6. To register to vote, visit the White County Election Commission at the courthouse.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 8:08 am
Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will host a seminar about writing a business plan Oct. 14. Brandon Brown and Andrew Bryant will lead the free seminar and discuss tips and tricks to writing a business plan, with emphasis on obtaining financing. Seminar attendees will receive a planning workbook as well. Business Planning 101 will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, in Johnson Hall 218, at 1105 N. Peachtree Ave., on the TTU campus. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit tsbdc.org/ttu or call (931) 372-3648 to sign up.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 7:54 am
The deadline for the Good Sports Always Recycle program Oct. 10, 2014. Schools may enter their environmental programs in the 21st Annual school challenge, and the top 10 Tennessee school environmental programs will each be awarded $1,000 to recognize their efforts. In addition, one lucky school will win the Good Sports Always Recycle Sustainability Steward award and bring home $1,500. K-12 schools in Tennessee can nominate their school to win at www.Eastman.com/GSAR or email email@example.com for a nomination form. For more information, please contact Jennifer Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 6:37 am
Linda Diane Cope Delong, 53, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 27, 2014, at her residence.
A memorial service will be noon, Oct. 4, 2014, at Doyle Methodist Church.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 6:34 am
Dahlia Sparkman, 96, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 1, 2014 6:32 am
Paul Thomas Stevenson, 66, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away Sept. 29, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Stevenson was a sales consultant, with 42 years of service with Tom James Clothiers and won several awards for his accomplishments.
He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, in Franklin. Mr. Stevenson was also a member of the Wednesday Richland Lunch Group and the Tuesday Night Monthly Group. Mr. Stevenson graduated from Tennessee Tech, in 1970, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
He was preceded in death by father, Thomas W. Stevenson; sister, Kathleen Stevenson; and father-in-law, Herman … Read More
Posted by Tammy Wilhite | October 1, 2014 1:06 am
The Warrior football team picked up a 21-14 win over Chattanooga Christian. Watch highlights from that victory.
Posted by Tammy Wilhite | September 30, 2014 8:22 pm
The WCMS Warriors held on for 8-6 victory over Coffee County to capture the conference championship.
Posted by Tammy Wilhite | September 30, 2014 7:15 pm
Dawson Ogletree’s 78 yard run followed by a two point conversion run by David Kinser gives WCMS the 8-6 halftime lead over Coffee County.
Posted by Tammy Wilhite | September 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Johnson tied for 8th after Day 1 of state
Shot a 76 on first 18
Despite a rollercoaster day on the Willowbrook Golf Course, White County High School senior golfer, Shelby B. Johnson, came into the clubhouse after day 1 of the TSSAA Class AAA state golf tournament in the top ten of the tournament.
Johnson finished the day with a 4-over 76 shooting a 38 on both the back and the front nine, which puts her in a two-way tie for eighth place.
Johnson, who started the day on number 10, got off to an auspicious start. After opening … Read More
Posted by Pamela Claytor | September 30, 2014 2:33 pm
Posted by Tammy Wilhite | September 30, 2014 2:10 pm
After 12 holes, Shelby Johnson is 2 over at the state golf tournament being played at Willowbrook Golf Club.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | September 30, 2014 2:02 pm
Amy Lee Griffin Harney, 40, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mrs. Harney was born June 28, 1974, in Sparta, Tennessee. She was a homemaker, a mother and a member of Sparta First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Horace Hudgens and N.D. and Alma Griffin.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Harney; daughter, Mary Ruth Harney; parents, Dennis and Jane Griffin; brother, David Griffin and wife Jaime; grandmother, Mary R. Hudgens; niece, Abby Griffin; five stepchildren; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family has entrusted Hunter Funeral … Read More
Posted by Pamela Claytor | September 30, 2014 1:21 pm
The driver of a vehicle that crashed on Highway 111 South at the Spring Street on-ramp just after noon today was arrested by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Cody Roberts after a series of field sobriety tests. No further details are known at this time.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | September 30, 2014 1:18 pm
Investigator Alllen Selby, Spata Police Department; Deputy Austin Phifer, White County Sheriff Department; Trooper Cody Roberts, Tennessee Highway Patrol
Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Police, White County Sheriff Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 111 South at the on-ramp at South Spring Street just after noon today. There were no injuries in the single-vehicle collision.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | September 30, 2014 11:47 am
Highway 111 North continues to have only one lane open at the Van Buren/White County line as work on the side of the roadway continues.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | September 30, 2014 11:41 am
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | September 30, 2014 11:31 am
Josh Davis, of Sparta, will present a piano concert at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, at Bryan Fine Arts Building, at Tennessee Tech. The performance is free and open to the public.