Monthly Archives: April 2015

Yard sale

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


District 6AAA tournament spring sports update

Posted on April 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School spring sports teams have completed their regular seasons and will now jump into postseason play with most of them in action this weekend.

The WCHS tennis teams will be competing in the individual 6AAA tournament Friday at Rhea County.  WCHS will have two participants in each of the singles and doubles, boys’ and girls’ events.  The semifinals and finals are set for Monday.

The Warriorette softball team opens 6AAA tournament play Friday at 5 p.m. against Stone Memorial.  That double-elimination tournament is also being played at Rhea County.  Win or lose, the Warriorettes will play against Saturday at a time to be announced.… Read More


Singing

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a singing at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, at New Hope Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.


Celebrate recovery

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

What do you need to celebrate recovery from? Overworking, overeating, abuse, lying, grief, drugs, divorce, anger, fear, etc.? Come to Lighthouse Church, 7450 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta, at 6 p.m., each Thursday. Everyone is welcome. Call (931) 235-6882 or (931) 510-0339 for more information.


Nancy Jean Marshall

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Nancy Jean Marshall, 77, of Sparta, passed away peacefully April 29, 2015.

Mrs. Marshall was born March 21, 1938, in Washington, D.C., to Enos and Florence Kitchen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 13 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, George W. Marshall Sr.; her son, George W. Marshall Jr.; his wife, Glenda Marshall; her daughter, Deborah Scott and husband Dennis Scott; and three loving granddaughters, Melissa Marshall, Kristina Jackson and Kellie Wendte.

A memorial celebration of her life will 1 p.m., May 5, 2015, at First Christian Church, 109 Gaines St., in Sparta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may … Read More


Wiley Virgil Hancock

Posted on April 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Wiley V. Hancock, 76, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday afternoon April 28, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center Nashville, TN.

Mr. Hancock was born on Feb. 18, 1939, in Buffalo Valley, the eighth of 11 children of Wiley Hancock and Collie Hart Hancock.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was educated in the Putnam County school system. He was retired from the Cadillac Division of General Motors, in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Hancock was a “Jack of All Trades.” He loved to garden, his animals and building things. He loved people.

Mr. Hancock was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Hugh Hancock, Walter Hancock, … Read More


Caney Fork Electric warns of scam

Posted on April 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Caney Fork Electric has been made aware of a scam In the CFEC service areas. A member was called and informed “their electric bill is due to be cut off for non-pay and to avoid any interruptions the member can make a payment over the phone using a credit/debit card or could give checking account information for an automatic withdrawal.” Caney Fork Electric DOES NOT ask for this type of information over the phone. The fake caller even gave a phone number that went to an answering service saying they were Caney Fork. Please forward to as many friends and family members, so they will know not Read More


Perdue Farms receives state commissioner’s safety award

Posted on April 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillip sannounced that Perdue Farms, in Monterey, was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average.  The facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 2,015,639 consecutive hours without a lost-time injury. To obtain an application or additional information call (800) 325-9901 or (615) 253-6890.


White County Library used book sale

Posted on April 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Delaney Austin

First United Methodist Church, on North Church Street, fellowship hall, back entrance, parking also in the back

The prices get better each day of the sale.

Thursday, April 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, May 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m.-noon


Serenity Thrift prepares for grand opening May 15

Posted on April 30, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

The signage has gone up and cars are parked outside the new Serenity Thrift store, which is slated to open on Friday, May 15. The original date was May 1, but was moved to allow more time to make sure everything is ready to go.


TTU awarded $40,000 grant from Architectural and Engineering Examiners Board

Posted on April 30, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has announced grants totaling $300,000 have been awarded to 12 Tennessee universities from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

Universities receiving grant funds this year include:

•Tennessee Technological University—$39,813

•Christian Brothers University — $14,477

•Lipscomb University — $13,501

•Middle Tennessee State University, — $1,372

•O’More College of Design—$1,342

•Tennessee State University—$18,867

•Union University—$12,306

•University of Memphis—$21,624

•University of Tennessee-Chattanooga—$26,036

•University of Tennessee-Knoxville—$43,095

•University of Tennessee-Martin—$14,822

•Vanderbilt University—$25,381

For more information, visit http://tn.gov/regboards/ae/ or call (615) 741-3221 or 800-256-5758 (toll-free)


Bon Air Mountain History Fair

Posted on April 30, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

21st Annual Bon Air Mountain History Fair will be 1-5 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at BonDeCroft Elementary School, 8095 Crossville Highway, in Sparta. From noon-2 p.m., a fundraiser lunch will be served. In addition, there will be six scheduled bus tours to Eastland and Clifty, 1-5 p.m. For more information call (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904.


WCHS presents “Mary Poppins”

Posted on April 30, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

This week, White County High School will present MARY POPPINS.  In the play, Jane and Michael Banks are out of control, and their family is falling apart.  Then, an unconventional nanny floats into their life on her umbrella and, with the help of a chimney sweep named Bert, she shows all of them that sometimes a family has to be a bit upside-down for a while so that everything can be set right. Featured songs include  “Step in Time,” “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Show times – 6 p.m., Friday, May 1;  2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday, May 2. Admission, $5.


Shred-It Day

Posted on April 30, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Woodmen of the World Family Fraternity and Scout Troop #175, of Sparta, are sponsoring the fifth annual “Shred-It Day, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015. Families in the White County area are encouraged to bring any documents they would like to have shredded and disposed of. The shredding unit will be in the parking lot at Floyd’s Cash Saver Foods, 542 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta. Assistance will be available to unload and place material in shredding unit. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled.


ARTalong spring workshops taught by area artists

Posted on April 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

ARTalong series of three-hour art workshops – each Saturday, May 9-June 13. Adults age 12 and up. Fees $35 per class – covers everything.

May 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Kids! Make Fiber Dream Catchers with Katelyn Dunn

May 16, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Fundamentals of Drawing with Emily Venturino

May 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Painting in Charcoal with Sandra Bos

May 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Make an Outdoor Garden Sculpture with Linda Johnson

June 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.– Ceramic Tile Making with Sandy Miller

June 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Book Binding and Origami Pop-ups with Joyce Sievers

To pre-register, call (931) 319-0129 or email


Ruby Falls becomes deepest “Smart Cave” with Internet access

Posted on April 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruby Falls announces phase one of the first-ever Wi-Fi connection 1,120 feet within Lookout Mountain, making it the deepest commercial cave with Internet capability. This wireless connectivity enhances the visitor experience and provides easier internal communication to the cave. From a staff perspective, the use of fiber optics enhances security features. From a visitor perspective, there is still the ability to escape into the cave experience while now having access to connect and share memories with loved ones in real-time. Go to www.rubyfalls.com for more information.


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