Monthly Archives: July 2015

JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Posted on July 16, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Recently selected members of the White County High School JROTC attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The JROTC members participated in a wide range of both fun and rigorous training events. These events included but were not limited to physical fitness training and testing, confidence course, rappelling, rafting, field leadership reaction course, water survival, swimming, and intramurals. The JROTC cadets were also placed in various leadership positions that challenged their abilities both mentally and physically to lead team members through a wide range of organized team events.


JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Posted on July 16, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Recently selected members of the White County High School JROTC attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The JROTC members participated in a wide range of both fun and rigorous training events. These events included but were not limited to physical fitness training and testing, confidence course, rappelling, rafting, field leadership reaction course, water survival, swimming, and intramurals. The JROTC cadets were also placed in various leadership positions that challenged their abilities both mentally and physically to lead team members through a wide range of organized team events.


JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Posted on July 16, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Recently selected members of the White County High School JROTC attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The JROTC members participated in a wide range of both fun and rigorous training events. These events included but were not limited to physical fitness training and testing, confidence course, rappelling, rafting, field leadership reaction course, water survival, swimming, and intramurals. The JROTC cadets were also placed in various leadership positions that challenged their abilities both mentally and physically to lead team members through a wide range of organized team events.


JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Posted on July 16, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Recently selected members of the White County High School JROTC attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at the Wendell Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The JROTC members participated in a wide range of both fun and rigorous training events. These events included but were not limited to physical fitness training and testing, confidence course, rappelling, rafting, field leadership reaction course, water survival, swimming, and intramurals. The JROTC cadets were also placed in various leadership positions that challenged their abilities both mentally and physically to lead team members through a wide range of organized team events.


Chamber welcomes new business

Posted on July 15, 2015 2:02 pm by Delaney Austin

Brandon Malone Photography joined the Sparta and White County Chamber of Commerce. The grand opening of Brandon Malone Photography is taking place today until 5 p.m. at 4485 Coal Bank Rd.


Dog found on Wagoner Street

Posted on July 15, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

This dog was found on Wagoner Street this morning. If you have any information as to the owner of the dog, please contact Caribbean Cafe at (931) 836-1550


Crouch one of eight district nominees named for 2016 TN Superintendent of the Year

Posted on July 15, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents today announced the eight district nominees for the 2016 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year.

The 2016 district superintendents of the year are:

  • Sandra Crouch, White County, Upper Cumberland District
  • Eddie Pruett, Gibson County, Special School District, Northwest District
  • Shawn Kimble, Lauderdale County, Southwest District
  • Dr. Mike Looney, Williamson County, Mid-Cumberland
  • Dr. Bill Heath, Lawrence County, South Central District
  • Jerry Levengood, Rhea County, Southeast District
  • Dr. Richard Bales, Johnson City, First District
  • Rob Britt, Blount County, East District

The winner will be announced Sept. 13, 2015, at the annual TOSS awards and recognition dinner in Gatlinburg.

The Tennessee superintendent selected for this statewide honor … Read More


LiteWire to open new facility in Warren County

Posted on July 15, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with Litewire, LLC officials today announced the new IT services company will begin operations in Warren County. The company will open a new Tier IV data center in the former A.O. Smith Building, located at 204 Red Rd. in McMinnville, creating 66 new jobs.

Litewire offers managed enterprise IT services, data center colocation, private and shared cloud services, disaster recovery service strategies, network management and information security and training. At 285,000 square feet, Litewire’s Warren County facility is the largest potential data center footprint under one roof in the Southeast.

Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland 5K Race for the Cure set for Sept. 26

Posted on July 15, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 26, to participate in the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland 5K Race for the Cure taking place at Tennessee Tech University.

With live music, food and entertainment, this year will have activities for the whole family that include a Kids for the Cure area and team tailgating. Whether you walk, run or Sleep in for the Cure, you will be changing lives and raising money that will stay in the Upper Cumberland. The activities begin at 11 am, with music, a space themed Kids for the Cure tent, a recognition program and other fun surprises on stage. The 5K begins at 2 … Read More


Summer Splash 5K benefiting local cancer patients

Posted on July 15, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Summer Splash 5k is set for 7:30 p.m., July 25, beginning at the Dogwood Park pavilion, in Cookeville.

Proceeds from the Summer Splash 5K will go to the Cancer Care Fund at Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. The Cancer Care Fund provides assistance to local cancer patients who struggle with necessities while dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Registration for one runner is $35. Registration for a team of four is $120. Event details and a link to registration may be found at www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org. For more information please call the Foundation office at (931) 783-2003.


TORNADO WARNING

Posted on July 14, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

White County is under a tornado warning according to White County E-911.


Trailer on fire near Van Buren County line

Posted on July 14, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

All South Group fire departments have been dispatched to Memorial Highway near the Van Buren County line for a reported trailer fire. The trailer reportedly belongs to White County Lumber Company. No further information is known at this time.


Rogers Group Inc. wins TN Road Builders Association award

Posted on July 14, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Road Builders Association recently announced the recipients of its “Of-the-Year” awards. Rogers Group Inc., which is based in Nashville and has as subsidiary in Sparta, was named “Supplier of the Year.” Rogers Group was chosen based on customer service, promptness of delivery, quality of product, product knowledge and support of TRBA. Rogers Group is a crushed-stone, sand and gravel manufacturer based in Nashville with locations throughout middle and east Tennessee. For more information contact Kent Starwalt, TRBA Executive Vice President, (615) 255-5751, kent@trba.org


Free diabetes class

Posted on July 14, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Payless Family Diabetes Education Center will be hosting a free diabetes education class at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the pharmacy, 285 W. Turntable Rd., Sparta. The class is free to the public. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. The class begins with diabetic friendly snacks and a game of Bingo, complete with prizes. The program will then continue and last approximately 30-45 minutes. Each month, Payless will be offering these type of classes free to the public 5-6 p.m., the third Thursday of each month. Anyone who has questions is encouraged to call (931) 837-8427 and speak with Jennifer or Travis.


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