Monthly Archives: September 2015

Warriors vs. Trojans photo gallery

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School football team played host to Soddy Daisy last Friday night and was defeated 48-13 by the Trojans.

Below are the statistics from the game along with a photo gallery.

WC – 0 13 0 0 – 13
SD – 14 28 6 0 – 48


First Quarter
SD (7:27) – Cooke 50-yard pass to Lemons. (kick good), 0-7
SD (:50.3) – Bell 15-yard run (kick good), 0-14

Second Quarter
WC (9:45) – Richmond 1-yard run (conversion pass failed), 6-14
SD (8:13) – Cooke 4-yard run (kick good), 6-21
SD (2:51) – Cooke to Carter 17-yard pass (kick good), 6-28
WC (2:04) … Read More

Beatrice J. Nyberg

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Beatrice J. Nyberg, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 4, 2015 at home from heart failure.

Mrs. Nyberg was born March 5, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, She was adopted by Bill and Rubye Hipkins.

Mrs. Nyberg had a degree in music from De Paul University, in Chicago. She played the organ for the Archdiocese of Chicago for many years. She had a wonderful singing voice. She also had a piano tuning business called Keyboard Emporium, in Villa Park, Illinois, as well as teaching organ and piano in her home in Stone Park, Illinois.

She married Gary Nyberg, on Dec. 31, 1977. They enjoyed many adventures together throughout that … Read More

Sparta resident, former teacher publishes collection of poems

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Omni Publishing Co. is proud to announce the publication of a collection of poetry, From the Other Side of My Heart, by Sparta resident, poet and writer Linda Estes Strasburg.

Strasburg shares her award-winning poetry in her first published collection. Many of the poems within this book have been displayed and published in poetry journals and magazines, including “Angel Unaware,” published in the Poetic Press. The book also includes local favorite “My White County Home,” a tribute to the natural beauty of the area. Strasburg is a former teacher in White County.

Strasburg is a member of the International Society of Poets, as well as the Famous … Read More

Open house and fly-in

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WoodmenLife fights hunger

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WoodmenLife members joined with members of Pistole Baptist Church to prepare weekend food for backpacks of students at Northfield Elementary School and present a donation to help purchase food. L-R: Michelle Rollins, Kathy Clouse, Amber Simmons, James Pitman, Bro. Simmons, Pastor Larry Roberts, Regina Wilhite, Tim Bumbalough

Barbara Jo Eller

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Barbara Jo Eller, 75 of Sparta, passed away Sept. 22, 2015, at Saint Thomas – West Hospital, in Nashville.

Born July 24, 1940, in Cookeville, she was the daughter of Loranzie Howard and Rubye Massa Howard.

She was a member of Plainview Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Eller was preceded in death by husband Gene Eller; sisters Lorene Pippin, Susie Willhite; and brothers, L. D. Howard, Jim Howard and Dillard Howard.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Eller, of Sparta; grandchildren, Layton Proffitt, Alyson Proffitt; two brotehrs, Bob Howard and wife Louise, of Sparta, Evin Howard and wife Juanita, of Sparta; brother-in-law, Tom Eller and … Read More

Posted on September 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Halloween candy

Posted on September 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Blessed Hope Baptist Church will be handing out candy 6 -8 p.m., Halloween night, at the church, 2365 Crossville Highway.

National voter registration day

Posted on September 22, 2015 11:11 am by Delaney Austin

“National voter registration day is a great time to make sure that your registration is up to date or to register for the first time,” said White County Administrator of Elections Dorcas Marcum. “Please come by our office in Room 215 at the White County Courthouse or call 931-836-3671 and we will be happy to assist you.”


Festival of Voices scheduled at TTU is Sept. 25

Posted on September 22, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

For the second year in a row, attendance at Tennessee Tech University’s Festival of Voices is expected to set a record.

In addition to TTU’s choirs, students from seven area high schools and approximately 430 students are expected to attend a day of singing and vocal workshops at TTU Sept. 25.

At the end of the day, each choir will perform individually and then all will take the stage together to sing.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.

“Secret ballots” questioned

Posted on September 22, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A majority of White County commissioners successfully rejected numerous committee membership recommendations last night that were presented by the nominating committee for the 2015/2016 term. Three of those included the budget, financial and agriculture committees.

Stanley Neal, parliamentarian, addressed the full court and said these committees were voted on by secret ballot, which is in violation of the open meetings law. Commissioner Bruce Frasier, a member of the nominating committee, said the paper ballots were signed. However, Karen Lafever, who is also a member of the nominating committee, said that when her ballot was returned to her for her signature, it had already been signed.

John Meadows, attorney … Read More

Zaid Brifkani, M.D., joins Cookeville Regional Medical Group

Posted on September 22, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Zaid Brifkani, M.D., a specialist in nephrology, has returned to the staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and will be joining Cookeville Regional Medical Group after completing a fellowship in nephrology. Dr. Brifkani will be joining other CRMG specialists in the hospital’s Professional Office Building at 145 West 4th Street, Suite 201. Dr. Brifkani has a special interest in transplant, diabetes kidney disease, and dialysis.

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