Caney Fork Christmas Open House

Posted by | December 12, 2018 12:37 pm

Caney Fork Electric is hosting its annual Christmas Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., today.


Multi-agency operation captures alleged drug dealers in Putnam

Posted by | December 12, 2018 12:12 pm

On Dec. 11, a multi-agency drug operation conducted in Putnam County resulted in 12 arrests out of the 35 individuals indicted on drug related charges.

On Dec. 7, the Putnam County Grand Jury indicted 35 individuals for illegal drug activity. The men and women indicted are between … Read More



Ervin Wendell Pike

Posted by | December 12, 2018 8:57 am

Ervin Wendell Pike, 80, of Sparta, passed Dec. 4, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Pike was born July 11, 1938.

The family has chosen cremation, and there are no services scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Ray Brady

Posted by | December 12, 2018 8:53 am

Patricia Ray Brady, 74, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 6, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Brady was born Dec. 15, 1943, in Sparta.

She was a life long member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She worked at Thomas Industries for 26 years.

Survivors include her husband Bill Brady, of Sparta; brothers, Glenn Ray (Diana), of Sparta; sisters, Rosemary Ray, of Sparta, Debora Green (James), of Sparta; sister-in-law, Faye Talbert (Tony), of McMinnville; stepsons, Barry Brady, of Sparta, William Brady, of Gallatin; nieces and nephews, Mark and Marty, Christy and Ryan, Gina and Kyle, Tammy and Lee; and her sweet puppy dog, Gracie.

A Celebration of Life service will be … Read More


William David Spainhower

Posted by | December 12, 2018 8:48 am

William David “Dave” Spainhower, 87, passed away Dec. 10, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Spainhower was born May 17, 1931, in Moravia, New York, the son of Marquis O. Spainhower and Lucy Mae Cornelius Spainhower.

He was a 1950 graduate of Camden High School, Camden, New York. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force, with an assignment in Germany, where he met his first wife, Marian Bell Spainhower, mother of his children. He was a retired educator, teaching at Shasta High School, where he was appointed vice-principal, later becoming principal of the Pioneer Alternative School, in Redding, California. On Dec. 17, 2013, he was united … Read More


Emmadel Webster Bain

Posted by | December 12, 2018 8:21 am

Emmadel Webster Bain, 99, of Walling, passed away Dec. 8, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Bain was born May 24, 1919, in Doyle.

She was a longtime member of Spring Hill the Baptist Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years. She was a former teacher and U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and substitute postmaster.

Mrs. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Lillie Sparkman; husband, Lester Verble Bain Sr.; son, Lester Verble “L.V.” Bain Jr.; and brothers, Levon Sparkman and Balas Sparkman.

Survivors include her sister, Louise Hollingsworth; daughter-in-law, Faye (Casey) Wright; grandchildren, Bobby (Kathy) Bain, of Sparta, Lisa (Mark) … Read More


Jackie Dale Harris

Posted by | December 12, 2018 8:14 am

Jackie Dale Harris, 70, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 10, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Harris was born April 29, 1948, in Sparta.

He had a work career that spanned from sawmill laborer to forklift operator in different factories. Mr. Harris proudly served his country, in Vietnam, as a member of the U.S. Army. When he was not working, he enjoyed gardening and fishing and was a member of West Sparta church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Harris; grandparents, Ora and Haywood Harris; uncles, Frank Harris, Joe Harris, Raymond Harris, Donald Harris; and aunts, Polly Burns and Lena … Read More


Tennessee corn producers vote to support checkoff referendum

Posted by | December 12, 2018 7:46 am

Corn grown in Tennessee will now be promoted on a broader scale, with the establishment of a corn checkoff program.

Tennessee corn producers voted on a statewide checkoff referendum to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold to support in-state promotions of corn. Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton authorized the referendum at the request of the Tennessee Corn Growers Association, the state’s largest corn organization.

“We always welcome input from our partners and industry leaders,” Commissioner Templeton said. “Tennessee farmers and landowners should have a say in determining the future of their business. We’re proud that they were given the opportunity to do so.”

Tennessee corn … Read More





Warriors lead at the end of one

Posted by | December 11, 2018 6:39 pm

In a back and forth first quarter the Warriors lead the Red Bank Lions 16-13, after a Kade Clark three with seven seconds remaining in the first quarter.


Warriorettes pick up their ninth straight win

Posted by | December 11, 2018 6:22 pm

The Warriorettes win there 9th straight game with a 69-42 win over Red Bank High School. The Warriorettes had three players finish in double figures tonight. Gracie Dodgen led the Warriorettes with 18 points. Kanden Reeves chipped in 15, and Mia Murray added 11. The Warriorettes will return home on Friday night when they take on Signal Mountain at 6 pm.


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