Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sweet Ila Mae’s Barn Sale kicks off tonight

Posted on October 3, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor


One transported in McMinnville Highway Crash

Posted on October 3, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

At approximately 9:30 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred on McMinnville Highway near the former Phillips building. One person was transported by White County EMS to Highlands Medical Center. White County Sheriff Department, Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department, Doyle Volunteer Fire Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol were at the crash scene. Trooper David Hickey is in charge of the investigation of the crash. More information will be released as it is available.


Black/White Market tomorrow

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 4, at Compugeeks, the White County Animal Shelter will be holding the Black/White Market adoption event for the black and white dogs of the shelter.  Come meet your new best friend from the White County Animal Shelter!


Thelma Gean Hammock Miller

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thelma Gean Hammock Miller, 81 of Doyle, passed away Oct 2, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Overton County, to Herthel Byron and Mary Gladys Copeland Hammock.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Riley Miller, and brothers, Raymond Lee Hammock and Herthel Junior Hammock.

Survivors include her daughter, Anita Miller Goney and Robert Goney, of Doyle; grandsons, Jonathan Paul Humphrey, Nicklas Miller, of Sparta; granddaughter, Asia Miller, of Sparta;

great-grandchildren, Chloe Cravens, of Manchester; and brother and sisters, Bill Hammock, Christine Rollins, Marie Mears, all of Sparta, Betty Burks and … Read More


Sparta featured in Mother Earth News

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mother Earth News has featured Sparta, Tennessee, in its most recent edition. The magazine is on the stand now and Sparta is on page 41 and 42.  The magazine is to be displayed until Nov. 17.  Margaret Petre, of Sparta, reportedly posted a photo on Facebook with a caption that caught the editor’s eye, and the opportunity was hatched that led to Sparta being mentioned as one of the “8 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of”  in a magazine with a 44-year history. Click on this link http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/great-places-2014-zm0z14onzcom.aspx#axzz3EKfw5PNF

 

 


Richard III debut not cancelled for rain

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Richard III will debut tonight at Dogwood Park in Cookeville, as the rain is reported to cease at 3 p.m.  If the weather is not clear by tonight, a final decision will not be made until showtime at 7 p.m.

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.


October Book Discussion coming up

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At noon on Oct. 8, the White County Public Library will be holding the monthly Book Discussion Group.  This month will feature American horror master, Edgar Allen Poe.  Printed copies of the short stories to be discussed are available at the front desk of the library.


Readers needed for Reading in Schools Week

Posted on October 3, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Readers are needed to read to elementary school children for Reading in Schools Week.

School Schedule for Reading in Schools Week:

November 3: Doyle, 8 a.m. (12 volunteers needed)
Findlay, 1 p.m. (15 volunteers needed)
November 5: Central View, 8 a.m. (5 volunteers needed)
Cassville, 9 a.m. (12 volunteers needed)
Northfield, 1 p.m. (17 volunteers needed)
November 6: BonDeCroft, 8 a.m. (10 volunteers needed)
November 7: Woodland, 8 a.m. (28 volunteers needed)

If you would like to volunteer, contact Cathy Farley at 836-3613.


Maker Camp extended

Posted on October 3, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

The White County Public Library is extending Maker Camp into a weekly program for home school students.  Dr. Casey will be running the camp, which will feature self-propelled water fountains; using coding to program apps, computer programs, and robots; and turning old junk into new treasure.  The group will meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.  The camp is open to any child interested in the sciences and hands-on learning.  For more information, cal Erin at 836-3613.


Spooky Saturday coming soon

Posted on October 3, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

At 10 a.m. on Oct. 25, come celebrate Halloween at the White County Public Library with Spooky Saturday.  The event will offer crafts, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, a special Halloween puppet show, and more.  For more information, call Dana at 836-3613.

 


Cruise in at the Cookeville Mall

Posted on October 3, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

After hitting the Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale, grab the keys to that classic coupe and hit the Cookeville Mall for a classic car cruise in!


Red Cross blood drive

Posted on October 3, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive noon-5 p.m., Oct. 9, 2014, at Sparta Civic Center. Everyone is encouraged to donate.


Old-Fashioned Day And Revival at Sparta First Free Will Baptist

Posted on October 3, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be an old-fashioned day and revival at Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church, on Sunday, Oct. 5. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Bro. Irvin Parker will be preaching at the morning and evening services, on Sunday. Lunch will be in Fellowship Hall following morning service. Bro. Wayne Sullivan will be preaching at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6; Bro. Freddie Savage at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7; and Bro. Dennis Deweese at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. There will be special singing each service. Everyone is invited to attend.

 


Thelma Gean Miller

Posted on October 3, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thelma Gean Miller, 81, of Doyle, passed away Oct. 2, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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