Monthly Archives: September 2014

Library’s annual Used Book Sale a success

Posted on September 30, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At this year’s annual Used Book Sale, the Friends of the White County Public Library raised $2,223.91 for the library.  The library is thankful for all the volunteers who made the book sale possible.

Step by Step Walking Toward a Cure set for this Saturday

Posted on September 30, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At 10:3o a.m. this Saturday, TTU Relay for Life will be holding an awareness walk in support of the American Cancer Society.  Those who register and donate $5 will be entered into a drawing to win a free pair of Sketchers.  There will also be giveaways and 20% off all pink merchandise in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page:

Stronger Marriage Workshop this weekend

Posted on September 30, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

Central Church of Christ will be holding a Stronger Marriage Workshop.  Those attending do not need to be members of Central Church of Christ.  The event is open to the public.  The workshop will take place Friday, October 3 from 6:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m. and on  Saturday, October 4 from 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m at Central Church of Christ.  Free childcare is available.   Those attending must preregister with an email to stating the name(s) of those attending, and if one or both spouses will be attending.  For further information, call Central Church of Christ at 836-2874. 

Playground Naming Party today

Posted on September 30, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

From 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. today at Dogwood Park in Cookeville, the Playground Naming Party will be held to decide the name of the Cookeville Community Playground.  The event will feature many free events for kids, including a dunking booth, a silly photo booth, face painting, balloon makers, pizza, snacks, and games.  From 5:30 until 6:15, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Mr. Smee will be there.  A photographer will be present to take a free photo with the children with a character.  Those who submit a proposed name for the playground could win a cash

Richard III starts this weekend

Posted on September 30, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

From October 3 until October 11, audiences can see one of Shakespeare’s works, Richard III, free of charge at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion at 30 E. Broad Street in Cookeville.  All shows start at 7 p.m, and are open to the public.

Erin Savage is registered to vote. Are you?

Posted on September 30, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

Registration to vote in the November 4 election ends October 6.  To register to vote, visit the White County Election Commission at the courthouse.

Amy Lee Harney

Posted on September 30, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Amy Lee Harney, 40, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale set for Oct. 4

Posted on September 30, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Make plans to come to Sparta, Tennessee, on Oct. 4, 2014, from daylight until dark for the town-wide “Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale.” The event takes place through Sparta, on Highway 70 East (Bockman Way), just off Highway 111, and extend up North Spring Street. We invite visitors to discover the great vintage antique shops, family restaurants and Southern hospitality this area has to offer. Many set-up areas are available, some of which will be around the courthouse. The Farmers’ Market will also be open. For set-up or information, call (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237 or email Join us for the fabulous finds and hidden treasures.

Voter registration deadline Oct. 6

Posted on September 30, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Eligible Tennessee residents have until Oct. 6 to register if they wish to vote in the Nov. 4 election. To get more information about how to register to vote or update registration information, visit or contact your county election commission. Dorcas Marcum is the White County administrator of elections. The office address is 1 Bockman Way, White County Courthouse-Room 215 (second floor). Phone number is (931) 836-3671; website, Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.




Volleyball gets two more wins

Posted on September 30, 2014 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette volleyball team added two more wins to their worksheet with victories over Jackson County (2-1) and Gordonsville (2-1).  They will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Coffee County on Thursday.

Quebeck potluck and hayride

Posted on September 29, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Quebeck/Walling Community Club will host a potluck supper followed by a hayride, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Quebeck Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd. Bring a side dish, entrée to share for the potluck.  There will be trick-or-treating in the woods and a bonfire, too. Marshmallows to roast and candy in the straw for the kids, plus some other treats for the folks – young and old alike. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

Sandra Elaine Lunsford Billings

Posted on September 29, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sandra Elaine Lunsford Billings, 68, of Walling passed away Sept. 29, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Billings was born March 29, 1946, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Amy Babcock Lunsford and Hugh Benton.

She was a former district sales manager for the Keeble-Kellogg Company and was a member of the Ole Country Church.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Billings, and very special aunt, Byrd Lunsford.

Survivors include her son, David England, of West Chicago, Illinois; granddaughter, Valerie England; mother, Amy Lunsford, of Knoxville; stepson, Tracey Billings, of Walling; brother, Ben Lunsford, of Knoxville; nieces, Christy Lunsford, Stacey … Read More

Benefit for Virgel Randolph

Posted on September 29, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

A spaghetti/chili dinner and auction will be held on Sat., Nov. 8 at Sparta Civic Center, 5-7 p.m to raise funds for a surgical procedure for Virgel Randolph, who suffers from a medical condition that is progressively paralyzing him. Tickets are $6.00 and desserts are $1.00. The auction starts at 7 p.m. There will also be a yard sale starting at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Connie Randolph at 931-247-9777 or email Donations can be made through Pay-Pal to the email address

Billy Elton Norris

Posted on September 29, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Billy Elton Norris, 64, lost his battle with cancer, on Sept. 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

The family is having a Celebration of Life memorial at their home, 3-6 p.m., Oct. 2, 2014.

In  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Tennessee School for the Blind, 115 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN  37214 (His granddaughter, Lilly, attends school at  TSB.)

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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