Monthly Archives: January 2015

Walmart donates to Chamber

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Walmart, in Sparta, recently donated $500 to Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. Walmart partners with local organizations to help provide revenue sources to be used for the betterment of the community.


TTU to host seminar about business planning Feb. 10

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A free seminar that will be presented by Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will help a hopeful entrepreneur understand the process of writing his/her very own business plan and will provide them with a business planning workbook to ensure the skills they acquire can be put to good use. “Business Planning 101” will be presented 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tennessee Tech’s campus, ,at Johnson Hall, room 208, 1105 North Peachtree Ave., Cookeville.  Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.

 

 


TTU receives veteran outreach and support award

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Tech is the first Tennessee university to be formally awarded Veterans Education Transition Support Campus certification, an honor that reinforces the university’s commitment to veterans. Representatives from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission presented the certificate to TTU president Phil Oldham in a ceremony last week. The university recently created an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which helps veterans and military dependents navigate veterans benefits and the GI bill. Staff also provide support with transitioning to and succeeding in the academic environment.


WCTE Annual Dinner March 5: “Education for a Lifetime”

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS 2015 Annual Dinner will celebrate WCTE’s commitment to “Education for a Lifetime,” as well as the 20th anniversary of Stations of Imagination. This event takes place at the Leslie Town Centre, on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  The WCTE Member Reception begins at 5 p.m., General Reception opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be 6-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at wcte.org/annualdinner/, or call (931) 528-2222 ext. 300 for more information.


West named to Elizabethtown College Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College has announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2014 dean’s list.

Emily West, a sophomore political science major from Sparta ( 38583), is included on the list.

To earn this recognition, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work. Only Elizabethtown’s full-time undergraduate students are eligible for this distinction.

 

 


Doyle Elementary – homecoming

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Doyle Elementary – Thanksgiving lesson

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Doyle Elementary – holiday performance

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Doyle Elementary – STEM project with boats

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Doyle Elementary – STEM Rocket Club

Posted on January 28, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Mary Leola Hopkins

Posted on January 28, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Leola Hopkins, 94, of Spencer, passed from this life Jan. 26, 2015, at the residence.

Mrs. Hopkins was born June 20, 1920, in Overton County, the daughter of Charles Herman and Willie Mae Rogers Herman.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Jan. 29, 2015, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial Shockley Cemetery, in Spencer. The family will receive friends 2-9 p.m., Jan. 28, and 8-11 a.m., Jan. 29, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Jean Lowery

Posted on January 28, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Barbara Jean Lowery, 73, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 26, 2015, in Knoxville, here she had been in the loving care of her niece, Darla Carter Hammel, for the last several months.

Ms. Lowery was born Sept. 12, 1941, in White County, to William Logan and Louella Measles Lowery.

She was retired from Mallory Timers and was a longtime member of North Sparta Church of God.

Ms. Lowery was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Cordell Lowery, Carl Lowery, Carson Lowery, Dan Lowery; and sister, Edna Wallace.

Survivors include two sisters, Pauline Sims, of McMinnville, Myrna Carter and husband Stephen, of Doyle; Simpson Lowery, of Hawesville, … Read More


Horace Herbert Howard

Posted on January 28, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Horace Herbert Howard, 83, of Walling, passed away Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Howard was born Dec. 19, 1931, in White County, to , Ransom and Lillie Mae Williams Howard. He was a former truck driver and union representative for the Chicago Truck Drivers Association and has been a contractor in White County since the 1970s. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris Ann Howard; granddaughter, Sheena Ann Roberts; and siblings, Mary Matthews, Henry Howard, Cleo Eller, Kay Weber, Ann Hall, Lillian Evans and William “Bill” Howard.

Survivors include his children Deborah … Read More


WCHS holds off Warren County twice

Posted on January 27, 2015 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

White County held off a pair of Warren County threats.

The Warriors survived in double overtime 72-71.  The Warriorettes held off the Lady Pioneers 58-53.

Look for complete details in Thursday’s print edition.


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