Johnson finishes tied for ninth in the state

Posted by | 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.



Use caution on Crossville Highway

Posted by | 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.



Dahlia Bell Williamson Sparkman

Posted by | 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


Riverbank Books sidewalk sale Oct. 4

Posted by | 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$. 


Discover Sparta to meet Oct. 2

Posted by | 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.


Calfkiller Ride to the Sky set for Oct. 25

Posted by | 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/.



Rock Island 5-miler set for Oct. 11

Posted by | 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.


Wild Food Day set for Oct. 25

Posted by | 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.




TSBDC at TTU hosts business planning seminar Oct. 14

Posted by | 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.

 

 

 


Deadline Oct. 10 for Tennessee Schools to Enter Environmental Programs

Posted by | 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 jwiggins@akinsps.com for a nomination form. For more information, please contact Jennifer Wiggins at jwiggins@akinsps.com.

 

 


Linda Diane Cope Delong

Posted by | 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.


Dahlia Sparkman

Posted by | 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.


Paul Thomas Stevenson

Posted by | 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



WCMS conference champs

Posted by | September 30, 2014 8:22 pm

The WCMS Warriors held on for 8-6 victory over Coffee County to capture the conference championship.


WCMS leads 8-6 at the half

Posted by | 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.

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Johnson tied for 8th after day one

Posted by | 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



State golf action

Posted by | 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.

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Amy Lee Griffin Harney

Posted by | 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


Suspect arrested after Highway 111 crash

Posted by | 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.


Crash on Highway 111 S. at Spring Street

Posted by | 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.




Davis in concert

Posted by | 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.


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