Monthly Archives: July 2015

Emma Haston

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

Emma Haston, 81, of Sparta, passed away this morning at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Margaret L. Johnson

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

Margaret L. Johnson, 85, of Walling, passed away July 29, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Roane State 2014-2015 graduates

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

Several area students graduated from Roane State Community College following the 2014-15 academic year. Cum laude indicates a grade-point average of 3.5-3.69. Magna cum laude represents a GPA of 3.7-3.89, and summa cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.9-4.0.

•Jennifer Cravens, of Sparta

•Gloria Hinton of Sparta, summa cum laude

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education, with campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.

For more information, visit roanestate.edu or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

 


Medicare’s birthday – July 30

Posted on July 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On July 30, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson made Medicare law by signing H.R. 6675 in Independence, Missouri. Former President Truman was issued the very first Medicare card during the ceremony.


Warriors picked 7th at Region 4-5A media day

Posted on July 29, 2015 3:03 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team left the 2015 Region 4-5A media day with a lot to prove this season.

Two polls were voted on during the meeting, one by the coaches and one by the media, and both groups voted the Warriors to finish seventh in the 4-5A race this season.

Ooltewah was picked first by both groups receiving 14 of the 20 first place media votes.  The coaches poll was much closer with Ooltewah garnering four of the first place votes and Rhea County netting the other three.

Media Poll – 1.  Ooltewah (14); 2.  Rhea County (6); 3.  Cleveland; 4.  Walker Valley; 5.  McMinn County; 6.  Soddy … CONTINUED


Kimberly R. Judd

Posted on July 29, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Kimberly R. Judd, 45, of Quebeck, passed away this morning at St. Thomas Rutherford, in Murfreesboro.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sparta man charged in Overton County fire department theft

Posted on July 29, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

A Sparta man has been arrested at his home following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury into an alleged theft at an Overton County fire department.

According to a press release by TBI, the investigation began on May 8, 2014, at the request of then-District Attorney General Randall York, following a complaint of funds missing from the Hardys Chapel Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville.

The Comptroller’s office conducted an audit of the finances of the fire department and reportedly found a cash shortage of at least $37,496.11 during the time period between Jan. 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.… CONTINUED


Big Brothers, Big Sisters raising money with lemonade stand

Posted on July 29, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Big Brothers, Big Sisters has set up a lemonade stand outside of Caribbean Cafe, located at 20 W. Bockman Way, to help raise money for the organization.


WCSD, THP respond to motorcycle crash on Highway 111

Posted on July 29, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Hickey, along with assistance from White County Sheriff Department, responded to a crash on Highway 111 on Friday, July 24 near the O’Connor exit. One patient was reportedly transported to the hospital with injuries suffered in the crash.


Movie night

Posted on July 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


World Breastfeeding Week

Posted on July 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Health has been helping mothers give their babies the best start in life for more than 90 years, and education and support for breastfeeding are a big part of these important efforts. TDH celebrates World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7 to help promote the importance of breastfeeding as a lifesaving goal. The theme for WBW 2015 is Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!, emphasizing the importance of workplace support for breastfeeding women. Click here for more information.


TDCI clues in consumers About “Mystery Shopper” scams

Posted on July 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Division of Consumer Affairs is warning Tennessee consumers to be wary of mystery shopper scams. In legitimate mystery shopping arrangements, consumers will shop at a store, report on their experience and are reimbursed for their purchase or are allowed to keep their purchases. Scammers who want to take advantage of consumers will create fraudulent mystery shopping solicitations – sometimes by mail or e-mail – promising to pay consumers to evaluate a retail experience or products. Click here for more information and to learn how to protect yourself from this scam.


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