Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sparkman Cemetery decoration

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

There will be a decoration at Sparkman Cemetery, in the Sparkmantown community of Van Buren County, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Potluck lunch at noon, with a committee meeting o follow. For more information call (931) 657-5499.


Christian Life First Assembly donates to B.A.M.

Posted on July 27, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Christian Life First Assembly makes a donation to B.A.M. Recently during VBS at Christian Life First the children had an offering competition pitting the girls against the boys, and together they raised $580.34. Presenting the check to Carleen Benson and Lyndee Clark representing B.A.M. are Pastor Brent Tevebaugh and VBS Director Angela Conatser and children from the church.


Locke receives white coat at ceremony

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

Caitlin Locke, of Sparta, received her white coat at the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2016 White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Harrogate, Tennessee, on June 27, 2015.

Locke is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU-DCOM. The White Coat Ceremony is an important, public demonstration of a student’s commitment to patient care and professionalism. During the Ceremony, each physician assistant student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat.


TVA conducts safety checks at Great Falls Dam

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

As part of the ongoing improvement and maintenance program to ensure TVA’s dams meet today’s stringent industry safety standards, TVA will be conducting core drilling at Great Falls Dam. The core samples are being collected for structural evaluation of the dam as part of an ongoing “health check” of all 49 dams in the TVA system. The drilling does not harm the dam structure. The work begins the week of July 27, and should be completed in about eight weeks.


Tablet technology training

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

UCHRA would like to invite anyone who is 55 years or older and is interested in learning how to use a tablet to attend completely free lessons that we are offering in collaboration with Title V and Senior Service America, Inc. This is a fun way to learn how to browse the internet, send e-mails, and accomplish other tasks using a Real Pad device that we will provide for the training. For more information and how to sign up, please call (931) 520-9624, or visit our office at 580 S. Jefferson Ave, Suite B, Cookeville.


Senior Community Service Employment Program

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

UCHRA would like to invite anyone who is 55 years or older who meet the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program. This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals who are seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. We provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. We conduct workshops to teach you the best methods for searching out, finding, applying, interviewing and getting the right job for you. … Read More


Gas prices update

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

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.41/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.73/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past week, prices yesterday were 88.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.


The pads go on and the hitting begins!

Posted on July 27, 2015 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School football team was one of the first teams in the state of Tennessee to hit the field for their first official practice of the season.

The team began going through non-contact drills at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, but when the clock passed midnight and the calendar changed from Sunday to Monday, the pads went on and the hitting began.  Even though it was a late night practice, there was a good turn out of fans at Warrior Stadium to watch the first practice.

The TSSAA set the official start date of football practice in full pads as July 27th.  The Warriors have been … Read More


WCHS golf season gets underway today

Posted on July 27, 2015 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

While other high school fall sports teams are just now starting official preseason practice, golf teams across the state are getting their actual seasons underway.

The White County High School Warrior and Warriorette golf team swings into action today with a trip up Highway 111 to take on Cookeville at the Cookeville Golf Club. That begins a busy two months of action for the WCHS linksters.

See Monday’s print edition for the complete preview.


WCHS archery competes in World Tournament

Posted on July 25, 2015 11:11 pm by Tammy Wilhite

White County High School’s archery team had one last meet for the 2014-15 season.

After their finish in the national tournament, they earned a spot in the NASP World Tournament, which was held July 22-25 in Nashville at the Music City Center.

WCHS finished 44th with a score of 3264. The World Champion archery team was Hartland High School from Michigan. They finished the tournament with a score of 3447. Out of the top 20 high school teams, 13 were from the state of Kentucky.

The top individual finisher for WCHS was Hayden Robbins. He scored a 287 and finished 64th overall in high school boys, 18th in … Read More


Monday is final day to pre-register for Light in the Dark 5k

Posted on July 25, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

For those who plan on running or walking in the Light In the Dark 5k Run/Walk on August 7th, the final day to pre-register and be guaranteed a t-shirt is Monday.

The event will be Friday, August 7th in the Meadows Subdivision. The One Mile Fun Run is set for 8 p.m. to be followed by the 5k at 8:30 p.m.

For those who register by July 27th, the cost for the 5K is $30 and guarantees a t-shirt. The One Mile Fun Run/Walk is $20 with a t-shirt and $10 for just the entry fee. T-shirts can also be pre-ordered for $10.

Anyone can … Read More


Generations Spencer joins Senior Crimestoppers program

Posted on July 24, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Generations of Spencer is announcing its charter membership in the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. David W. Gaither, Administrator and his staff are taking a pro-active stance by initiating this crime prevention program and therefore stopping problems before they occur. By incorporating this program, Generations of Spencer now offers a significant quality of life enhancement to its residents that will further enhance the level of service in the community’s constant effort to deliver the highest quality living conditions. Pictured from left to right:

Senator Jim Tracy, Van Buren Co. Sheriff Eddie Carter, Generations of Spencer Administrator David Gaither, President Spencer Citizens Tri-County Bank Kenny Delon, Senior Crimestoppers Vice President … Read More


Kathi White Carter

Posted on July 24, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Kathi White Carter, age 58 of Sparta, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at her residence.

Kathi was born July 2, 1957, in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Thelma White. She was a member of Cumberland Heights Church of Christ and retired from U.S. Bank after 33 ½ years of banking.

In addition to her parents, her mother and father-in-law, Wilease and Orby Carter, also preceded her in death.

Kathi is survived by her husband of 34 years, Donald (Donnie) G. Carter; her daughter and son-in-law, Rachel L. and Shaun T. Floyd; grandson, Jason Brice Floyd; several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and many special friends.… Read More


Truck smashes into Gaines Street electrical pole

Posted on July 24, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

A Chevrolet pickup truck crashed into a Caney Fork electrical pole on Gaines Street at approximately noon yesterday. Sparta Police Department, Sparta Fire Department and White County Emergency Medical Services were on the scene. One patient was transported to Highlands Medical Center to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash. No further information has been released at this time.


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