Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tyler Hilton to perform at the Backdoor Playhouse tomorrow

Posted on November 19, 2014 1:01 pm by Raela Gore

Tyler Hilton will be performing at the Backdoor Playhouse at TTU on Thursday, November 20.  The doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.  Admission is free.

Santa to visit Cookeville Depot Museum Dec. 6

Posted on November 19, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Cookeville Depot Museum’s annual Christmas Open House for 2014 will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 6th. Events include games with prizes, a balloon artist, a magician, live reindeer, face painting, cookies, caroling by Mentonation, elves, a selfie booth and, of course, Santa! Santa takes his cookie break from noon-1 p.m.  

Story time tomorrow with special guests

Posted on November 19, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

Tomorrow at the White County Public Library, story time will take place at 10 a.m. with some special guests.  Join Ms. Dana tomorrow at the library for story time.

Maker Camp off for the holidays

Posted on November 19, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

The Maker Camp program at the White County Public Library will be off for the holidays.  Maker Camp will reconvene on December 3.

41 compete in Robert Street Church of Christ Bible Bowl

Posted on November 19, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Robert Street Church of Christ hosted their 8th Annual Small Congregational Fall-Youth Bible Bowl on Sat., Nov 1. A total of 41 young people from White, Warren and Putnam counties were present, along with hometown host Robert Street. Pictured are Isaiah Gardenhire-1st place high school division, Kennedy Selby-1st place middle school division, Jeremiah Gardenhire-1st place elementary 4th and 5th division, Jordan Farley-1st place elementary 2nd and 3rd division and Chloe Anderson-1st place pre-k through 1st grade division.

Posted on November 19, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

E-911 dispatchers attend training

Posted on November 19, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

White County E-911 dispatchers are attending the  Upper Cumberland Director’s Annual In-Service for annual training today.

Carlous Wood

Posted on November 19, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carlous Edward Wood, 77, of Sparta, passed from this life on Nov. 16, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Wood was born Sept. 28, 1937, in McMinnville. He was the son of Malcolm Wood and Carrie Phinazee Wood. He was the fourth child from this union.

He worked 30 years for Bridge Builders Inc. as a concrete finisher. After retirement, he worked part-time at the Plaza Shopping Center, in McMinnville. He usually worked from sun- up to sundown just about every day. He never wanted to sit around idle because there was always something to do. He also enjoyed dancing, listening to music, playing cards with his … CONTINUED

Shirley Ann Prater Marcum

Posted on November 19, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Shirley Ann Prater Marcum, 73, of Walling, passed away Nov. 14, 2014, at St. Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mrs. Marcum was born Sept. 14, 1941, in White County, to William Simpson Prater and Ruby Daniels Prater. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Glenn Marcum, of Walling; son, Sam Marcum, of Walling; daughter, Tammy Odom, of Sparta; and five grandchildren, Taylor Marcum, Ashlee Marcum, Tommy Odom, Ryan Odom and Kacee Odom.

Funeral service was 1 p.m., Nov. 17, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Bob Hickey and Alton Marcum will officiated.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WCHS students attend Honors Midstate Choir

Posted on November 19, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Students from White County High School who attended the Honors Midstate Choir were chosen through an audition in Smyrna and included Clint Cannon, Hannah Nelson, Jonathan Bohannon and Jesse Austin. This was Jonathan third year to attend Midstate.


Cherry Creek breakfast

Posted on November 19, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd., in Sparta. The menu includes eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, country or city ham, biscuits, hash browns, white milk gravy, chocolate gravy, red-eye gravy, pancakes on request, milk and orange juice. $8 for adults. $3 for children 12 and under. To place orders call (931) 738-8511.

Warriors defeat Dragons

Posted on November 19, 2014 4:04 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors defeated the York Dragons 84-60.  Pierce Whited and Kordell Henderson combined to score 57 of the WCHS points.

Whited set a new school record hitting nine three pointers on the way to a career-high 31 points.  Kordell Henderson added 26 points and eight rebounds.

See Thursday’s print edition for complete details.

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