Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gas patrol

Posted on March 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

All prices are for regular gas. Prices were effective March 24, 2015.

Murphy USA 149 Sam Walton Dr. $2.11
Raceway 315 E. Bockman Way $2.13
Sunoco 556 W. Bockman Way $2.15
Shell 144 Taft Church Rd. $2.19
BP 579 N. Spring St. $2.19
Exxon 632 Roosevelt Dr. and Sewell Dr. $2.19
Exxon 440 W. Bockman Way $2.19
Shell 708 W. Bockman Way $2.25
Jose’s Mystic 1714 Roberts-Matthews Hwy. $2.49

Head Start centers accepting applications

Posted on March 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

LBJ&C Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free and comprehensive services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full day program. Children who attend LBJ&C Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment. For more information contact the Sparta Head Start Center at (931) 836-2615 and the BonDeCroft Head Start Center at (931) 935-8420.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers needed

Posted on March 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

When flooding, deadly tornadoes or other disasters strike in Tennessee, there’s a dedicated group of volunteers ready to provide assistance. They’re members of the Medical Reserve Corps, a network of community-based volunteers who can support critical work to restore health and safety during and following emergencies. Persons interested in volunteering may do so online at The online registration process allows the Tennessee Department of Health to identify those with skills, talents or interests that could be of value in protecting or preserving public health during an emergency.  MRC volunteers are provided opportunities for orientation and training.

Chamber names Bullock as new president

Posted on March 26, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

During a special meeting, the board for Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce  appointed a new president. The new director was selected from 30 applicants; he attended Tennessee Tech from 1976-1981, and LSAVTS from 1981-1983. He has served as a Hewlett Packard Advanced Systems Representative in Huntsville Alabama, taught Information Systems classes at Vanderbilt University and MET 545 at Nashville State Technical Institute. He founded a thriving Keller Williams Real Estate office on the North Carolina Coast, where he also organized the largest kayaking event in that state.

Marvin Bullock has owned property in White County since the nineties. He helped with the Friends of Scott’s Gulf to secure … CONTINUED

Happy 85th birthday

Posted on March 26, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Henry Bethel Davis celebrated his 85th birthday, on March 4, 2015. Sharing the day with him is his wife Lillie Mae Prater Davis. Henry is a patient at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

Eastland breakfast

Posted on March 25, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Serenity Thrift to open store in former Walmart location

Posted on March 25, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Serenity Pointe founder Debbie Morrison has announced that the organization will be opening a Serenity Thrift store in the former Walmart building on Mose Drive on May 1. The store’s mission is to fund local charities, particularly local food banks, through their sales. There are already several locations operating in surrounding areas, including Spencer and Dunlap. Stores are also planned for McMinnville and Nashville.

Coach Zac joins in Literacy Night fun

Posted on March 25, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Coach Zac Henningan showed he was a good sport by joining in on a science experiment during Literacy Night. The scientist, Mr. Richie, put Coach Zac inside a giant bubble.

Literacy Night at Woodland Park highlights the “Mysteries of Science”

Posted on March 25, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Woodland Park students took part in Literacy Night yesterday, and students learned about “the mysteries of science” as they participated in several different science experiments.

Joey Conatser

Posted on March 25, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

JOEY CONATSER, age 40 of Cookeville and formerly of Jamestown, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at ERLANGER HEALTH SYSTEMS of Chattanooga.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown.  Burial will follow in the COOPERTOWN CEMETERY.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown.

He is survived by his:
Mother, NANNIE (COOPER) COBB of Jamestown
Step-Father, JACK COBB of Jamestown
Children, MACEY BROOKE CONATSER of Murfreesboro


Posted on March 25, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church will have a fifth Sunday night singing at 5 p.m., March 29, 2015. Featured singers are “Three Parts Grace.” Supper will follow the singing.


Donna Jean Poole

Posted on March 25, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Donna Jean Poole, 68, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, went home to be with the Lord, on March 21, 2015.

Ms. Poole was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Conrad Benjamin Keesey Sr. and Mabel Taylor Keesey.

Ms. Poole lived her life for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ginger Rowe, of Greenville, Tennessee; and sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Connie Webb, of Sparta.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Poole, of Pennsylvania, Justin Poole and wife Abi, of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Donna Poole, of Pennsylvania, Yasmin Carnerero, of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Mabel Plankenhorn, Dolores Euker, Charlotte Collins, all of Pennsylvania; one brother, Conrad … CONTINUED

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