Monthly Archives: April 2015

Vehicle fire at Old Kentucky Road exit

Posted on April 28, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

North End Volunteer Fire Department has been dispatched to a vehicle fire on the Old Kentucky Road exit ramp from Highway 111 North. The vehicle is reportedly a truck pulling a trailer loaded with hay.


You are the key to fighting cancer

Posted on April 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

American Cancer Society Relay For Life will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday,  May 9, 2015,  at the White County Fairgrounds. Teams of people in our community will take turns walking or running around the track in this non-competitive event. Relay teams consist of individuals representing corporations, churches, clubs, organizations and families. During Relay For Life, team members enjoy games, food, music and camaraderie while camping out on the surrounding grounds. That night, all participants will share in a special luminaria ceremony to remember those individuals who have been affected by cancer. Candles will be lit in honor or memory of cancer patients and placed around the perimeter of … Read More


Students can register now for Red Cross summer scholarship program

Posted on April 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16-to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card. A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100 percent of … Read More


Spring football practice underway

Posted on April 27, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team got spring football drills underway Monday afternoon.  The team will be working hard over the next couple of weeks.  The spring drills will include a scrimmage on May 8th against Smith County and the Maroon and Gray game on May 12th.


Cole’s Chapel School Reunion

Posted on April 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Cole’s Chapel School Reunion will be Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1320 Browntown Rd., in Sparta. Good food, good people. Please bring your family and visit with former classmates. Plates and utensils will be provided.


TTU’s Hooper Eblen Center to get a summer facelift

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The seats and aisles in Tennessee Tech University’s Hooper Eblen Center will be remodeled this summer. Although work has begun, there will be sufficient seating for scheduled special events, including TTU’s commencement and several area high school graduations. As a result of the construction, Eblen Center will be closed to recreational walkers until the fall. Information about when the building will reopen for walkers will be posted on TTU Athletics social media accounts and ttusports.com. Summer sports camps will not be affected by the work.


Daughters of Confederacy attend district meeting

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123 United Daughters of the Confederacy recently attended the Middle TN District Meeting at the historical War Memorial Building in Dickson. The meeting was hosted by Old Hickory 747 UDC and Fort Donelson 1582 UDC. L-R: Donna Hamilton President Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123, TN Division Treasurer- Sara Vise TN Division President-Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123 members Carolyn Carr, Betty Ledbetter, Barbara Parsons Past TN Division President, Pamela Wood TN Division Recorder of Military Service Awards, and Matilda Speck


UCHRA commodities distribution

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the White County Ag Building of the fairgrounds, 565 Hale Street, in Sparta. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office. Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


Dances at Cookeville Senior Center

Posted on April 27, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Thursday, April 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Southern Express, a country music band with sax, plays at Cookeville Senior Center, 186 S. Walnut Ave. Ages 40-plus are admitted. On Saturday, May 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m. enjoy Slick Nickel, a country music band. Free dance lessons 2-3:30 p.m., on Wednesdays.


WCHS science class visits wildlife management area

Posted on April 27, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School Applied Environmental Science, Agriscience, and Large Animal Science classes visited Bridgestone/Firestone Wildlife Management Area and Centennial Wilderness on April 17. The students hiked 6.8 miles while learning about the diverse ecosystem in eastern White County, which consists of 18,000 acres of wildlife habitat, trails, streams and scenic views. Pictured with the students are Kyler Moore – WCHS Agriculture Teacher, James Douglas – Manager, and Technicians – Paul Stockton and Richard Underwood.


Gas prices update

Posted on April 27, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.32/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. The national average has increased 10.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 116.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.


Tornado siren test at 1 p.m. today

Posted on April 27, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A test of the City of Sparta’s weather siren will be conducted at 1 p.m. today, weather permitting. Testing will not be done during inclement weather so as no to confuse the public about an actual weather threat.


Spring Cantata at First Community Church

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

First Community Church of Sparta invites everyone to the Spring Cantata, “Heaven” on Sunday, May 3 at 11 a.m.

There will be a fellowship meal following the service.

184 Taft Church Rd., Sparta, TN 38583

For more information, call (931) 738-3200


Charles L. Moore

Posted on April 27, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles L. Moore, 64, of Cookeville, passed away April 26, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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