Monthly Archives: September 2015

It’s homecoming week in White County

Posted on September 27, 2015 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

Homecoming week is always an exciting time during football season, not just for the players, but for the entire student body.

This week, both White County High School and White County Middle School are enjoying homecoming festivities. White County High School will have a week full of activities that culminates Friday with the big game against McMinn County.

WCMS actually began their homecoming activities with dress up days last Thursday and their homecoming will culminate Tuesday with the game against Coffee County.

Staci Dildine has been selected as the 2015 WCHS homecoming queen. The WCMS homecoming queen is Gabby Young.

The other members of the WCHS homecoming court … Read More


Fox sets a new WCHS record

Posted on September 27, 2015 4:04 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School cross country team competed at the Sharp Springs Invitational Saturday in Smyrna. Caleb Fox and Tamera Webb brought home trophies. Fox finished 3rd out of 98 runners in the silver division race. His time of 17:05.27 set a new WCHS record. Webb finished 14th out of 71 girls in the silver division race. Her time was 22:30.50. The Warriors, as a team, finished 9th in the high school boys’ silver division.


Jo Ann Passons

Posted on September 26, 2015 10:10 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jo Ann Passons, 77, of Sparta, passed away today at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Emergency Services Stair Climb

Posted on September 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Members of every emergency services agency in White County came together today to pay tribute to the service of White County’s emergency workers by climbing the stairs of the White County Courthouse 3.5 times. Mayor Jeff Young and County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson were present and proclaimed the day as White County Emergency Services Day. T.C. Good, pictured below, was the first to complete the stair climb. Each individual who completed the climb returned to the courtroom, rang the bell, and gave their name, years of service, and read the names of those who were not present or who had passed away.

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Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on September 26, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride is now in full swing. Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot, with the ride starting at 9 a.m. All ages were welcomed. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on September 26, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride is now in full swing. Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot, with the ride starting at 9 a.m. All ages were welcomed. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on September 26, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride is now in full swing. Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot, with the ride starting at 9 a.m. All ages were welcomed. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.


TDOT weekly report

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project is complete and final inspection has been done. The contractor will be addressing punchlist items during this report period. Estimated project completion date is September 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 will begin work once the shop drawings of the structure have been approved. Work will consist of removing portions of the existing median barrier rail and lengthening the existing structure before the new sign is placed. All motorists should use extreme caution … Read More


Rescue Mission ready for bell-ringing season

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

It’s that time of year again. Cookeville Rescue Mission is getting geared up for the 2015 Bell Ringing Season. All proceeds go to fund Cookeville Rescue Mission’s services and programs; however, none of this is possible without your help. For more information, Cookeville Rescue Mission is on Facebook, or call (931) 528-5819,  or visit information cookevillerescuemission.org.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!! Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot. The cost is $20, and registration takes place the day of the race. Kids who are 10 and under ride for free. Ride begins at 9 a.m. Anyone can ride who has a bike and a helmet. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.


BonDeCroft Head Start

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BonDeCroft Head Start children are working on school readiness skills by writing invitations to their families for the open house that will be 1-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5.  Everyone is invited to attend. The center is at 9020 Crossville Highway.


Kenneth D. Young

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth D. Young, age 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2015, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1933, in Apline,, he was the son of Thomas Young and Lestie Winton Young.

He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Masonic Lodge #99 in Sparta. He attended Shady Grove Methodist Church more than 40 years and was a past member of White County Farmers Co-op Board of Directors.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rita Young, of Sparta; daughter, Donna Wainscott, of Sparta; son, Glen Young and wife Tonya, of Sparta; daughter, Janet Prater and husband Mike, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jessica Young, Janice Young, … Read More


Arthur Lee Jenkins

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Arthur Lee Jenkins, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2015, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital, in Smithville.

Mr. Jenkins was born March 29, 1933, in White County, to Hershel “Monk” Jenkins and Notie Jane Rose Jenkins.

He was a retired for lift operator with Cumberland Hardwoods.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Hollis Jenkins; and sisters, Mary Lou Hutson and Rosa Nell Carter.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Mildred Cash Jenkins; son, Ricky Jenkins; daughter, Kathy Lewis; grandchildren, Jenny Rigsby, Danielle Jones, Stephanie Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Hershel Jenkins, Katie Jenkins, Jacob Jenkins; three great-grandchildren, Madison Leach, Brayden Leach, … Read More


Posted on September 26, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


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