Monthly Archives: May 2014

This Week in White County history

Posted on May 28, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

1974
•Gwendolyn Sue Johnson was named first place winner in the Washington Youth Tour essay contest, sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative. As top winner, Johnson received an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.
•American Legion boys state delegates from White County were selected as Steve Webster, Les Barker, Bill Gillen, Greg Greene, Mike Shockley and Donald Bradley.
•White County Board of Education voted to hire architect Pat Gingles, of Nashville, to do preliminary work on a new building at Findlay School. The board voted to seek eight classrooms and a library to replace the four burned in a recent fire.
1984
•As workmen put the finishing touches … CONTINUED


Blanche is ready for adoption

Posted on May 28, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

My name is Blanche, and I love everybody, simple as that. I do well on a leash. I love pets, playtime, walking, other dogs, or just hanging out. I’m just that all around easy-going happy-go-lucky kind of gal. I am up-to-date on vaccines and have been spayed, so I am ready to walk out the door and into our new lives together. That’s right – I am vaccinated up, spayed, flea and tick medicated, de-wormed and ready for my new start with you

My ideal companion would be someone who would love me the way I should have been loved from the start – the way I now … CONTINUED


Elks Lodge fish dinner

Posted on May 28, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Who: Elks Lodge 2863

What: Fish dinner (fried fish, fries, cole slaw, handmade hush puppies, $7)

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 30

Where: Lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd.

Contact: (931) 858-0930

 


Free Medicare help

Posted on May 28, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Who: SHIP representatives from Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability

What: Help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns

When: 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 29

Where: White County Public Library, 11 N. Church St.

Contact: 1-877-801-0044

 


Evelyn Nash

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Evelyn Nash, 81, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wilma Lois Cox Phillips

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma Lois Cox Phillips, 57, of Sparta, passed away May, 27, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center in Sparta. She was born June 29, 1956 in White County.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lester Cox Sr.
Survivors include her husband, Nile Phillips, of Sparta; two daughters, Kristy (Kelly) Sherrell, of Sparta, Tracie Phillips, of Sparta; mother, Lois Cox, of Sparta; brother, Lester Cox Jr., of Sparta; two grandchildren, Kella and Ashlee Sherrell; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., May 30, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Big Springs Cemetery. Bro. John Lawson will officiate. The family will … CONTINUED


Dr. Avert Hayden Brown

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dr. Avert Hayden Brown, 1946-2014

Funeral services for Dr. Avert Hayden Brown, 67 of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and formerly of Cookeville, will be 1 p.m., May 29, 2014, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, with Bro Mark Loftis officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. His family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 29, at the funeral home.
Dr. Brown passed away May 26, 2014, in Washington Regional Medical Center, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Cookeville, Tennessee, to Imogene “Jean” Flatt Brown of and Avert Hayden Brown Sr.
He grew up on a farm … CONTINUED


Wilma Lois Phillips

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma Lois Phillips, 57, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


This week in White County history

Posted on May 28, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Courthouse, circa 1912

1974
•Gwendolyn Sue Johnson was named first place winner in the Washington Youth Tour essay contest, sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative. As top winner, Johnson received an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.
•American Legion boys state delegates from White County were selected as Steve Webster, Les Barker, Bill Gillen, Greg Greene, Mike Shockley and Donald Bradley.
•White County Board of Education voted to hire architect Pat Gingles, of Nashville, to do preliminary work on a new building at Findlay School. The board voted to seek eight classrooms and a library to replace the four burned in a recent fire.
1984
•As … CONTINUED


Pursuit on Bon Air

Posted on May 27, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Officers from Cumberland County, along assistance from White County deputies, were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Bon Air Mountain in White County. Three suspects were apprehended and detained on Highway 70 East, according to Detective Chris Isom of White County Sheriff Department.


Plans for Veterans Park discussed at Quebeck meeting

Posted on May 27, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On May 24, 2014 representatives from Sparta Rotary Club were invited by the Quebeck/Walling Community Club to attend the club’s monthly potluck and talk about the Veterans Park they are building in Sparta.

Alan Marsh, Donna Fare and John Downs brought an artist’s rendering of the park. Fare, president of the Sparta Rotary Club, told the audience about the granite wall that will be inscribed with names of White County’s veterans, both past and present, and an eternal flame that will burn in recognition of those veterans “who did not make it home during war.”

Fare explained the park is not just a memorial to veterans that have … CONTINUED


Owners of antique cars will pay a one-time wheel tax

Posted on May 27, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

County commissioners approved a resolution during a May 19 meeting that will provide for a one-time-only wheel tax charge for antique car owners.
Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize a one-time payment of the motor vehicle privilege tax (wheel tax) for owners of antique motor vehicles for which a permanent antique registration plate has been issued. This is only the first of two required readings. The resolution must also receive a two-thirds vote of the commissioners during the June 16, 2014, meeting.
Anyone who now owns an antique motor vehicle will not be required to pay the fee. Only those who purchase tags from this point forward will be … CONTINUED


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