Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke alarm program has saved more than 100

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

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office announced Friday that smoke alarms installed as part of the “Get Alarmed Tennessee” program have now contributed to helping save over 100 lives since the program’s inception in 2012. Since its inception, SFMO and Tennessee fire service partners have distributed more than 81,000 smoke alarms for free across Tennessee in high-risk areas. Figures have recently confirmed the 101st saved life. The installation program along with fire prevention education, fewer fires and other factors helped play a role in reducing Tennessee’s fire mortality rate in 2014.

WCHS band camp underway

Posted on July 28, 2015 11:11 am by Delaney Austin

The White County High School Warrior Marching Band prepares this year’s marching show to wow the crowd during half-time. Each group of instruments spend time together, called sectionals, working on their music. During band camp, band director Roger Mills is assisted by a variety of experienced staff to better help each student perform his or her best.


Bobby Eugene Sherrell

Posted on July 28, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bobby Eugene Sherrell, 79, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Sherrell was born Oct. 17, 1935, in White County, to William Orvil Sherrell and James Lillian Troglen Sherrell.

He was a retired service station owner and National Guard veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Marsh Sherrell; sons, Chris Sherrell, Tim Sherrell; grandson, Elijah Hunter Davis; brothers, Tommy Sherrell, Bruce Sherrell; and sister, Tina Jones.

Survivors include his children, Mike Sherrell, Jack (Vickie) Sherrell, Becky (Sam) Davis; grandchildren, Emily Sherrell, Ashley Rice, Brittany Sherrell, Alli Sherrell, Seth Davis, Chelsea Trejo, Brayden Davis; … CONTINUED

Dorothy “June” Mace

Posted on July 28, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dorothy “June” Mace passed away July 27, 2015 after an extended illness.

She was born in White County to Jordan Anderson Young and Eppie Parker Young.

She was co-owner of Mace Trucking, an extraordinary cook and avid baseball fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Jocko” Mace; brother, Douglas Young; sisters, Audrey Carter, Maurine Jackson, Floyce Webb; and a very special friend and companion, Charles R. Rich.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Schoenberger, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kathleen Farina, of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Christopher Farina, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son, Randy Young of Muncie, Indiana; Dee Ann Mace, of Sparta; brother, Bobby Young, of Louisville, Kentucky; 11 … CONTINUED

Rogers explains long-term effects of cutting E-911 funding

Posted on July 28, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

During the July 27 meeting of White County Budget Committee, Cain Rogers, county commissioner who represents District 1, explains to fellow committee members how cutting $85,000 from E-911’s budget would have long-term repercussions. Tennessee Emergency Communications Board executives have reportedly told commissioners the state will cuts its funding to the local communications center if the county cuts its funding. Budget committee members have been struggling with providing a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015/2016 and had voted a few weeks ago to cut E-911’s funding.

YMCA director asks for county funding to be restored

Posted on July 28, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Vencent Bell, chief executive officer of Sparta-White county YMCA, addressed White County’s budget committee last night to request that the $8,000 that had been cut from the Y’s budget to be restored. Budget committee members have been struggling with providing a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015/2016 and had voted a few weeks ago to cut funding to the family-oriented organization that provides numerous services to the community. No final decisions were made during the July 27 meeting, which was held in the third floor courtroom at White County Courthouse with a large audience of concerned citizens.

Buffalo Soldiers Day – July 28

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

Originally part of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment, the Buffalo Soldiers became a separate group on September 21, 1866. This occasion took place at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Native American tribes nicknamed the African American soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment “Buffalo Soldiers.” In time all U.S. regiments formed of African American soldiers during that time became known as Buffalo Soldiers, which included the 9th and 10th Cavalry, and the 24th and 25th Infantry, Regiments. The Buffalo Soldiers were active between 1866 and 1951. Find out more my clicking here.

Old-fashioned congregational singing at Copeland Chapel

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

Copeland Chapel Church will host an old-fashioned congregational singing beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Bro. Freddie Copeland at (931) 738-5513.

Wheeler’s Cemetery Decoration

Posted on July 28, 2015 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

Wheeler’s Cemetery Decoration will take place 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2. Call 738-2766 for more information.

Burgess and Related Families Reunion

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

The Burgess and Related Families Reunion will be held at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in shelter #1, in Crossville, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 1, 2015. Please bring a dish to pass, and if possible, bring lawn chairs and sports equipment you might want to use. Lots of activities are available at the park, which include boat rentals and a pool. This is a chance to meet relatives both young and old and share stories with one another. Bring pictures if you can. If you need additional information, contact one of the following: Rochelle Burgess Roulette (931-349-0072); Jerry Burgess (503-740-8149); Margie Burgess Lewis (931-510-3510); Sharon Burgess Weeks (931-456-3651). … CONTINUED

BonDeCroft Baptist invites everyone

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



WCHS golf gets season off to a solid start

Posted on July 27, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School golfers hit the links Monday morning at the Cookeville Country Club for their first match of the season and, according to Coach Eric Mitchell, are off to a very promising start.

The 3-way match on a sultry late July day pitted the WCHS team against Cookeville and Warren County, two of District 6AAA perennial strong squads.

WCHS represented well with both the girls’ and the boys’ finishing the day in second place.

Warren County’s girls finished among the top teams in the state last season and returned two of their best players off that team. The Lady Pioneers got their season off strong … CONTINUED

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