Monthly Archives: March 2015

Central View Elementary

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The first grade class used the gym as their classroom for math measuring lessons. These two students made toy frogs “jump” and then measured the distance of the jump.


Central View Elementary

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

After a day of math, the Kindergarten class enjoys a 100th day treat. Students are pictured wearing several items they made: brown paper vests with 100 fingerprints, 100 loops of cereal on a necklace, 100th day crowns, and glasses made from the number 100.


Central View Elementary

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kindergarten students filled their 100th day of school with counting activities. These students are making a bar graph using boxes of colored heart candy.


TDOT road construction – Van Buren County

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road: Work continues on this project. Utilities are currently being installed. Grading and blasting operations continue and the contractor is hauling borrow material within the construction zone. Motorists should expect delays. Flaggers will be present during progression of work. Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced. Estimated project completion date is November 2015. [Jones Bros., Inc. /CP&JP/CNM266]


TDOT road construction – White County

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project continues. The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Project completion date is June 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./CS/CNN292]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 resurfacing from north of SR-135 (LM 13.52) to north of SR-136 (LM 17.43): The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Project completion date is March 2015. [Highways, Inc./CS/CNN102]


TDOT road construction – Putnam and White counties

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM and WHITE COUNTIES, resurfacing of SR-135 from Falling Water River Bridge (LM 0.08) to south of Winston Dr. (LM 7.74); resurfacing of SR-136 from U.S. 70 (SR-26/LM 11.43) to the bridge over SR-111 (LM 19.85); resurfacing of SR-135 from SR-136 (LM 5.81) to the Falling Water River Bridge (LM 19.85): Work on this project continues. The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as needed basis. Flaggers will be on site to help with traffic control. Estimated project completion is March 2015. [Hudson Construction Co./CS/CNN031]


Safety in construction zones taught by Ollie Otter

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ollie Otter made a visit to Sparta Head Start, on March 19, 2015, to teach the children about booster seat safety. LBJ&C Sparta Head Start is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Call (931) 836-2615 for more information.


Ollie Otter teaches children about booster seat safety

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ollie Otter made a visit to Sparta Head Start, on March 19, 2015, to teach the children about booster seat safety. LBJ&C Sparta Head Start is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Call (931) 836-2615 for more information.


Sparta Head Start children learn out booster seat safety

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ollie Otter made a visit to Sparta Head Start, on March 19, 2015, to teach the children about booster seat safety. LBJ&C Sparta Head Start is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Call (931) 836-2615 for more information.


Ollie Otter visits Sparta Head Start

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ollie Otter made a visit to Sparta Head Start, on March 19, 2015, to teach the children about booster seat safety. LBJ&C Sparta Head Start is now taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Call (931) 836-2615 for more information.


Goodwill job fairs

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM AND WHITE COUNTIES: Goodwill Career Solutions center, 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a job fair for DP Personnel, in Sparta, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., March 23.

PUTNAM AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES: Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a virtual job fair for Lowe’s in Cookeville and Crossville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 24.

CUMBERLAND, WHITE, PUTNAM AND SMITH COUNTIES: Goodwill Career Solutions center, at 565 S. Jefferson St., Cookeville, will host a job fair for Wise Staffing in Cookeville, Sparta, Gordonsville and Crossville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 27.

More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.


Environmental activist to speak at TTU

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thinking green is in Emily Hunter’s blood, and March 24 she will speak about her experiences making environmental documentaries and blogging about the movement. The Toronto-based activist is the daughter of Robert Hunter, the first president of Greenpeace, and her mother, Bobbi Hunter, was the first woman to save a whale by blocking a harpoonist. Her latest focus is on activists who use technology, including drones and other digital tools, in environmental causes. Hunter’s talk will be 7 p.m., in Derryberry Hall Auditorium, 1 William L. Jones Dr., in Cookeville. It is free and open to the public.

 


TBI investigation yields drug, weapon charges for Van Buren man

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Van Buren County man in connection with drug investigation.

TBI Agents began investigating William Reed Moody Jr. in September 2014. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Moody, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and was also involved in drugs.

On March 16, 2015, the Van Buren County Grand Jury returned indictments for Moody, charging the 40-year-old Spencer man with one count of felon in possession of a weapon and one count of manufacturing, delivering, selling, or possessing schedule VI drugs.

On March 19, 2015, deputies from Van Buren … Read More


First Love Church

Posted on March 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Pastor David Copeland is excited to announce that First Love Church will meet at its new site, at 264 Judah Dr., for the first time, on March 29, 2015. Sunday morning worship is 10 a.m. An open house will be scheduled at a later date. Services are broadcast at 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., on Sunday, and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, on Ben Lomand TV.


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