Monthly Archives: November 2015

BonDeCroft Head Start – let’s do a little fingerpainting

Posted on November 7, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Oct. 30, 2015, BonDeCroft Head Start children, families and staff came dressed in farm clothes to enjoy Fall Family Fun Day. The children and families spent time together creating fall leaf and spider handprints, fall hats and decorating paper mache’ pumpkins and paper lanterns. The Glade Creek Community Band came by to provide music for everyone for a good ole country hoe down.


BonDeCroft Head Start – great music and great fun with family

Posted on November 7, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Oct. 30, 2015, BonDeCroft Head Start children, families and staff came dressed in farm clothes to enjoy Fall Family Fun Day. The children and families spent time together creating fall leaf and spider handprints, fall hats and decorating paper mache’ pumpkins and paper lanterns. The Glade Creek Community Band came by to provide music for everyone for a good ole country hoe down.


BonDeCroft Head Start – decorating pumpkins with a little help

Posted on November 7, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Oct. 30, 2015, BonDeCroft Head Start children, families and staff came dressed in farm clothes to enjoy Fall Family Fun Day. The children and families spent time together creating fall leaf and spider handprints, fall hats and decorating paper mache’ pumpkins and paper lanterns. The Glade Creek Community Band came by to provide music for everyone for a good ole country hoe down.


North Sparta breakfast

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

Saturday, Nov. 14 – Sparta Men’s Community Breakfast at North Sparta Church of God.  Fellowship 7:30 a.m., breakfast 8 a.m.  All men are welcome


Frances L. Welch

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

Frances L. Welch, 90, of the Eastland community of White County, passed away Nov. 6, 2015, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lawson resigns as THP captain following internal investigation

Posted on November 6, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that a captain in the Nashville district has resigned in lieu of termination following an internal investigation into department policy violations.

Brian Lawson, 42, who resides in White County, resigned late Thursday. Lawson began his THP career as a trooper in White County. The department placed Lawson on discretionary leave with pay on Oct. 28, 2015, the same day the department opened an investigation into reported policy violations. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges, and commission card were secured at that time.

The investigation revealed that Lawson’s actions constituted … Read More


Turkey supper

Posted on November 6, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Nov. 7

Who: Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department

What: Turkey supper with side dishes, desserts and drinks; $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Fire hall 5250 Hickory Valley Rd.


Eastland breakfast

Posted on November 6, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Nov. 7

Who: Eastland Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits, pancakes on request) $7 adults, $3 children 12 and under

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd.

Contact: (931) 935-8200 for deliveries


TBI accepting entries for 2016 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest

Posted on November 6, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling all 5th graders from across the state to participate in the United States Department of Justice 2014 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest by entering at the state level for a chance to be selected as the national winner and awarded a free trip to Washington D.C. The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate America’s united effort to bring missing children home safely, while highlighting the importance of proactive education programs.

The U.S. Department of Justice, through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Child Protection Division, sponsors an annual Missing Children’s Poster Contest for 5th grade students to develop … Read More


Loyd Hutchings

Posted on November 5, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Loyd Hutchings, 75, passed away Nov. 4, 2015, at Signature Health Care of Putnam County.

Mr. Hutchings was born April 22, 1940, in Smithville, to Casto Hutchings and Lillie Myrtle Billings Hutchings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard, Herman, Reed, W.G., Claude Hutchings; sisters, Lucille Hawkins,    Ravanell Johnson, Lenice Bumbalough; and two infant siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years of marriage, Dorothy Goodwin Hutchings; three children, Rhonda Green, Mark Hutchings, Hilda Davis and husband Tim, all of Sparta; brother, Alton Hutchings and wife Nancy, of Cookeville; seven grandchildren, James Meisenzahl, Michael Green Jr., both of Rickman, LeAnna Hutchings, of Murfreesboro, Shane Davis, … Read More


White County FFA students kick off holiday fruit sale

Posted on November 5, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Proceeds from the FFA holiday fruit sale help support attendance at skills contests, Camp Clements, and state and national conventions. You can contact any FFA member to order or go online: http://fundraising-marketplace.com/white-co-ffa/ If you choose the website, you can still credit an FFA member of your choosing with the sale during the checkout process.. To order simply click on local sales once you are on the site, and it will give step-by-step instructions to purchase. White County High School FFA officers for 2015-2016 are displaying the poinsettias and the boxed fruit that are sold for their annual fundraising event. Front row, L-R: Jenessa Bolin, treasurer; David Gentry, junior … Read More


Tennessee authors are telling mostly true stories for all ages

Posted on November 5, 2015 2:02 pm by Delaney Austin

Suellen Alfred and Joyce Milligan Tatum, co-authors of “From the Mountains to the River: Mostly True Stories Worth the Tellin’,” will be telling stories at the White County Public Library on Nov. 7 from 10 until noon.
Alfred and Tatum, storytellers and friends, decided to write a collection of stories after many years of exchanging stories for fun. “All I could remember is that we would sit around telling each other funny stories,” stated Alfred. “One day, [Tatum] said we have got to put these in a book—so we did.”
In the matter of a year, the co-authors collected their stories, submitted them into multiple publishers, and had … Read More


Thinking about Thanksgiving

Posted on November 5, 2015 2:02 pm by Delaney Austin


TTU to host seminar targeting potential entrepreneurs

Posted on November 5, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Have you dreamed of owning your own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have a great idea you think the world needs?

“So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” is the title of the free webinar being presented from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10. Led by Brandon Brown, Small Business Specialist at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the seminar will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship.

Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.


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