Cookeville native supports “silent service” at submarine training center in Pearl Harbor

Posted by | February 16, 2019 6:31 am

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Johnson

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Erica R. Gardner, Navy Office of Community Outreach

PEARL HARBOR –A Cookeville, Tennessee, native and 2005 Warren County High School graduate is serving at the U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Johnson has served for eight-and-a-half years and works as a Navy electronics technician (submarine) and is serving within the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast … Read More

Republican Party meeting

Posted by | February 16, 2019 6:04 am

The White County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m., Feb. 25, 2019, the third floor courtroom, at White County Courthouse. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway is the guest speaker.

Nominations for election to the WCRP County Executive Committee will be held Feb. 25, 2019. Reorganization election will occur March 25, 2019. (Republicans intending to either nominate a candidate or run for the CEC are requested to email Chairman Bill Loos at and request pre-credentialing), according to party reorganization rules.

Government photo identification is required for both.

Boiling Springs Baptist Church tops new addition with 25-foot cross

Posted by | February 16, 2019 6:00 am

On Feb. 15, 2019, after months of construction and anticipation, Boiling Springs Baptist Church topped the steeple tower of its new building addition with a 25-foot cross.

In June 2018, construction began on a two-story building addition that will serve multiple purposes. The new addition will host two new entry points into the church, a large welcome and information center, handicap accessible restrooms, classrooms, offices, and flexible space to better serve visitors and the community.

Due to an extremely wet fall and winter, the construction has been slow moving, but for the members of the congregation seeing the cross hoisted and set into place is reassurance that God … Read More

Tech gets higher marks in latest TN Educator Prep Report Card

Posted by | February 16, 2019 5:54 am

Tennessee Tech continues to be one of the largest producers of teachers in the state of Tennessee.
According to the latest Tennessee Educator Prep Report Card, Tennessee Tech is doing a great job of preparing graduates for teaching jobs around the state.

In a report published today by the Tennessee State Board of Education, Tech scored the highest possible on a four-point scale when it comes to employment. Tech’s rate of first-year employment in Tennessee public schools, rate of employment within three years in Tennessee public schools, and second-year retention rate were all above the state average.

“Historically, we have the largest number of school districts who hire our graduates throughout the state,” said Julie Baker, associate dean of Tech’s College of Education. “There were

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Warriors are headed back to the District Championship game

Posted by | February 15, 2019 9:11 pm

The Warriors come from behind to take down the Cookeville Cavaliers 54-50. Grant Slatten led the Warriors with 22 points. Masyn Winningham also finished in double figures with 13.

The Warriors will play in the Championship game on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm.

Warriors trail after one

Posted by | February 15, 2019 8:02 pm

After a back and forth first quarter, the Warriors trail the Cookeville Cavaliers 13-10 at the end of one.

Warriorettes struggle against Cookeville

Posted by | February 15, 2019 7:41 pm

The Warriorettes were never able to get much going after the first quarter and fall to the Lady Cavs 61-54. Alaina Stiles led the Warriorettes with 15 points. Kanden Reeves, Kendreah Reeves, and Mia Murray all joined her in double figures with 13,11, and 10 points.

The Warriorettes will return to action on Monday in the Consolation game against Rhea County at Stone Memorial at 6 pm.

Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | February 15, 2019 6:41 pm

After a fast paced first quarter, The Lady Cavaliers were able to slow the game down in the second and outscored the Warriorettes 15-8. The Warriorettes trail the Lady Cavs 31-25 at the half. Mia Murray and Alaina Stiles lead the Warriorettes with 8 points in the first half.

Warriors and Warriorettes tip off District Tournament Feb. 15

Posted by | February 15, 2019 6:23 am

The regular season is in the books, and now it gets down to what coaches consider the third season- the postseason.

The games that have been played to this point are just a build up for what is to come. Seasons come and seasons go, but the truth of the matter is- teams are remembered for what they do in the postseason.

For the WCHS teams, that starts this week.

The District 6AAA tournament got underway on Tuesday and runs until Tuesday, February 19th, at Stone Memorial High School.

The Warriors (21-7, 5-3) find themselves against their rivals in the semifinals of the tournament.  As the … Read More

George Malcolm Savage

Posted by | February 14, 2019 2:19 pm

George Malcolm Savage finished his earthly life, on Feb. 13, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.

He was a leader in his church and community and will be fondly remembered for his generosity, work ethic, business sense, and his love and devotion for God, his church, and his family. He set a strong example for many to follow, persevering through hard times and humble good times.

Mr. Savage was born Oct. 24, 1930, to William Washington Savage and Alice Vance Savage, in Doyle, Tennessee.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, with three years of active duty. He had a successful … Read More

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