Monthly Archives: August 2015

Arrie I. Clouse

Posted on August 28, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Arrie I. Clouse, 91, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Lee Cabral

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

Kenneth Lee Cabral, 68, of Smithville, passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, in Nashville.

Mr. Cabral was born Dec. 9, 1946, to Joseph Cabral and Rosa Belle Cabral.

He was a self-employed janitorial contractor. A lifelong Jehovah’s Witness, he was baptized, in 1959 and was an Elder in the Smithville Congregation.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Cabral, of Smithville; four children, Kim Cabral, of Smithville, Kristen (Eric) Kulkarni, of Smithville, Allen (Trisha) Cabral, of Duffield, Virginia, Kathleen Cabral, of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Allisha, Kara, Evan Cabral; and two brothers, Ronald (June) Cabral, of Sparta, Steven (Lynda) Cabral, of Smithville.… Read More

Old-fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 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.

Sparta Woman’s Club gets ready for upcoming year with new projects

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

GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club Board met on July 27 to line up the programs and events for the upcoming year. The first meeting for all women who would like to make a difference here in Sparta, while having fun, will be noon, Aug. 31, at Sparta First United Methodist Church. Everyone bring a snack to share. Some of the upcoming events that are scheduled are a “Treasures and Trinkets Sale” at the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad building, on Saturday, Sept. 26, and a Bunco Party, on Oct. 17. For more information call (931) 739-2847. L-R: Marjorie Stevens, chaplain; Diane Myers, hospitality; Sherry Hickey, president; Mary Dingwell, treasurer; Kathy

Greenwood Cemetery decoration

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

Greenwood Cemetery Decoration will be Aug. 29, 2015. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a covered dish for the luncheon, which will be served at noon. If you are unable to attend, please make a donation toward the upkeep of the cemetery or to the trust fund. Please send your donation to: Louise Hollingsworth, 182 S. Greenwood Rd., Doyle, Tn 38559.

TDOT roadway activity report

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

August 27, 2015 – September 2, 2015

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project continues. The contractor will be pressure washing and texture coating the bridge during this report period. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated project completion date is August 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./Sorrelle/CNN292]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 installation of an overhead sign structure at U.S. 70S (SR-1, LM 3.39): The contractor, subcontractors and TDOT personnel met on site August 10, 2015 to verify field elevations for the new overhead sign structure. The contractor will begin work once the shop drawings of … Read More

Fall Sports Preview

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

Click here to view the White County Fall Sports Preview Special Section.

Thursday’s results for local sports

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

The following are the results from local sports action for White County teams on August 27, 2015.

The WCHS Warriorette soccer team picked up their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win over York Institute.

The Warriorette volleyball team took Rhea County to five games before falling 3-2 in a District 6AAA contest.

The WCMS volleyball team stayed undefeated with a win over Prescott.

The Warrior JV golfers were defeated by Cookeville at the Sparta Country Club.

See Monday’s print edition for details on all contests.


Posted on August 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Joshua Iceman has been found guilty of aggravated child abuse and first degree murder in the death of 8-week-old infant Taylor Iceman. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment in the murder charge and will be sentenced for the charge of child abuse on Nov. 6.

Jury deliberating

Posted on August 27, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

The jury in the Joshua Iceman trial are deliberating their verdict on the charges of aggravated child abuse and first degree murder. The verdict will be posted here as soon as it has been announced.

Clifford Hudson Templeton

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

Clifford Hudson Templeton, 86 of Sparta, passed away Aug. 25, 2015, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born March 31, 1929, in Sparta, he was the son of Conrad and Templeton and Louise Hudson Templeton.

Mr. Templeton was a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. Army Veteran, proudly serving during the Korean War, a member of the White County Planning Commission for 31 years, serving the majority of that time as chairman. He was an original member of the White County Fire Board, he served as Fire Chief of the Central View Fire Department, he served on the White County Farm Bureau Board, and he served as … Read More

2015 dove season and early Canada goose season both open Sept. 1

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

Dove season opens on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at noon (local time).

Tennessee’s 2015 season is again be divided into three segments: Sept. 1-Sept. 28; Oct. 10-Nov. 1; and Nov. 28-Jan. 5. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

In addition to the start of dove season, the early season for Canada goose also starts on Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 15. There is a daily bag of five for Canada goose.

For more information visit

Death investigated by White County Sheriff Department

Posted on August 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The death of a White County woman is under investigation after she was reportedly transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center by her husband in the pre-dawn hours of Aug. 26, 2015.

According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, the female, whose name cannot officially be released at this time, was already deceased upon arrival at the Cookeville hospital.

Shoupe said the woman’s body has been sent to Nashville for an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death.

Detective Steve Page, of White County Sheriff Department, is in charge of the investigation. Officers at the scene included Detective Shannon Jenkins, Deputy Lindell Smith, Deputy Dustin Reels, Lt. Craig … Read More

Quebeck potluck

Posted on August 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Quebeck-Walling Community Club will host a potluck at 6 p.m., Sept. 26, 2015, at Quebeck Community Center. Bring a dish to share. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

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