Monthly Archives: August 2015

Youth revival

Posted on August 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

RevivalCommunity Fellowship Church, 382 W. Bockman Way, will have a youth revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 10-14. Nightly speakers will be: Monday, Derek Wilson; Tuesday, Travis Hughes; Wednesday, Corey Price; Thursday, Tracey Curtis; Friday, Bryan Simmons. Everyone is welcome.


Sheriff speaks out about funding

Posted on August 4, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe was interviewed by WSMV-TV about the possible cuts in funding to his department. Click here to find out what he has to say to the residents of White County.


Planning is underway for the 14th Annual U.C. Senior Expo

Posted on August 4, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Plans are taking shape for the 14th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo, which will be 9 a.m.-1 noon, Oct. 22, 2015, at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion, in Cookeville.

This year’s theme, Get Into the Act, focuses on how older adults are actively taking charge of their health, impacting the lives of others, and being engaged in their communities.

Typically, seniors are the main participants, but caregivers and other health care professionals are encouraged to attend, as well.

For more information, please contact Clare Farless, Family Caregiver Coordinator, at (931) 432-4111 or cfarless@ucdd.org


Grief workshop

Posted on August 4, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


E-911 and jail still on the table for major cuts from 2015/2016 budget

Posted on August 4, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

With a looming deadline of Aug. 31 that is enforced by State of Tennessee, White County commissioners are persistently working on a balanced budget after the recent discovery of a loss of approximately $1 million in revenue generated by Sheriff Oddie Shoupe from the housing of state inmates.

In recapping previous budget stories, State of Tennessee had been paying a per diem rate to White County for housing inmates who would otherwise have served their sentences in a state correctional facility. This money went into the county’s coffers. However, the state recently removed all state inmates from the jail because of lack of adequate bathroom facilities.

This lack … CONTINUED


Federal Mogul raising funds for American Cancer Society

Posted on August 4, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Old Union decoration

Posted on August 4, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a decoration at Old Union Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. Family and friends are invited. Please bring a covered dish to share. For more information call (931) 657-8591.


Senior Day at fair

Posted on August 4, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senior Day at White County Fair will be Sept. 4 at White County Agriculture Complex. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Talent applications and Ms Senior White County applications are available at Life Care Center of Sparta and Sparta-White County Senior Center. All applications must be turned in by Sept. 1. For more information, call Rebecca Young at (931) 738-9430.


Joe Edward Hobbs

Posted on August 3, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Joe Edward Hobbs, 79, of McMinnville, passed from this life Aug. 2, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Hobbs was born March 14, 1936, in Altamont, the son of Dock Hobbs and Lucy Myers Hobbs.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Aug. 5, 2015, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home, in McMinnville, with burial in Old Union Cemetery, in White County. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Aug. 4, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 5, at the funeral home.

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home, in McMinnville, is in charge of arrangements.


Moses Dunn

Posted on August 3, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Moses Dunn, infant son of Morgan and Monica Dunn, passed at birth, on July 30, 2015, at the family’s home, in Sparta.

Surviving family members include his parents, Morgan and Monica Dunn; five brothers; two sisters; and grandparents, Stewart and Deborah Raichart, Jan Fodrocy and Barbara and Kinion Dunn.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Gas prices update

Posted on August 3, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Tennessee during the past week, prices yesterday were 89.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.


Foster parents needed

Posted on August 3, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Youth Villages is looking for caring adults in Sparta and the surrounding counties who want to make a difference in the lives of children in need of loving foster homes. Free foster parent training starts 9 a.m., Aug. 15, at the Youth Villages Cookeville office, 448 Neal St.

If you would like to open your heart and home to a child or want to learn more about being a foster parent, please call Christopher Sanders at 931-525-6905 or email him at christopher.sanders@youthvillages.org.


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