Monthly Archives: July 2015

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). … Read More


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 … Read More


Jordan Eric Maxwell

Posted on July 27, 2015 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jordan Eric Maxwell, 23, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was a 2010 graduate of White County High School and attended Motlow College.

Jordan Eric enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, G.W. Swindell and Talmadge Maxwell.

Survivors include his daughter, Annika Maxwell, of Salt Lake City, Utah; parents, David and Karen Maxwell, of Quebeck; grandmothers, Mary Swindell, of Quebeck, Willene Scimemi, of Cookeville; and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A memorial service will be 3-5 p.m., Aug. 2, 2015, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


Dorothy J. Mace

Posted on July 27, 2015 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dorothy J. Mace, 85, of Sparta, passed away today at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Martha M. Parsons

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

Martha M. Parsons, 77, of Sparta, passed away July 25, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Parsons was born May 30, 1938, in Harlan, Kentucky, the daughter of late Russell and Donna Scott Herron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Joe Edwin Dorton; her second husband, Jack E. Parsons; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her son, David Dorton, of Sparta; daughter, Debra Torres, of Sparta; sister, Faye Hamlin, of Sparta; brother, Frank Herron, of Kentucky; grandchildren, Julie Iles, Chastity Cowles; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., July 29, 2015, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Smith … Read More


Bobby E. Sherrell

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

Bobby E. Sherrell, 79, 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.


TDH issues public health advisory on Hepatitis C epidemic

Posted on July 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Health today issued a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person. The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.


Block Party 2015

Posted on July 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host seminar targeting potential entrepreneurs

Posted on July 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Have you dreamed of owning your own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have a great idea you think the world needs?

“So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” is the title of the free seminar being presented from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 4th on Tennessee Tech’s campus in Johnson Hall room 218 located at 1105 North Peachtree Ave. Cookeville.

Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.


Knoxville artist hosts show at TTU Center for Craft

Posted on July 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Large-scale paintings by Knoxville’s Michael Aaron Williams will be on display in Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery Two until Sept. 11.

Williams’ work in the show consists of painting coffee and ink on used, antique ledger paper.

The show, Blood Ties, is free and open to the public. The Center for Craft is open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon- 5 p.m., Sunday.

The center is approximately six miles off Interstate 40 at exit 273. Go south on state Route 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the center, 1560 Craft Center Drive.


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