Monthly Archives: February 2016

Looking for ombudsmen volunteers

Posted on February 4, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. This could be the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity you may ever have.

Training is scheduled for March 2, 3, 4, 2016.   For more information, please call Kim Fowler at (931) 432-4210.

 


Solid waste committee

Posted on February 4, 2016 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Solid Waste Committee will have a meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016, immediately following the Steering Committee B, at the county executive conference room, Room 207, on the second floor of White County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend.


Budget committee

Posted on February 4, 2016 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Budget Committee will meet on Monday, February 8, 2016, immediately following Solid Waste Meeting, in the county executive’s conference room, Room 2007, on the second floor of White County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend.

 


Tryouts begin Saturday for little league

Posted on February 4, 2016 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Important reminder to the parents/players who are going back in the draft! Tryouts are REQUIRED this year and the board is offering two tryout dates. The first one is this Saturday!

Tryouts will be 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until all children have signed up on Feb. 6 and 20.  Any child that is moving into the live arm division, moving up in leagues and any child desiring to re-enter the draft must be at one of these tryouts.

IF YOU ARE T-BALL AND COACH, PITCH SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL, YOU DO NOT TRY OUT.

The tryouts will be at the girls softball field in town unless the CONTINUED


Posted on February 4, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

 

 


Rescue Squad, Sparta Fire conduct water rescue on Monterey Highway

Posted on February 4, 2016 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

A Dodge pickup truck attempted to traverse the flooded roadway just  before 4 p.m. yesterday on Monterey Highway and became stranded out in the water. Three teenagers were reportedly in the vehicle. Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and Sparta Fire Department conducted a water rescue mission, using an inflatable boat to reach the three individuals and bring them to dry land. Sparta Police also responded.


Be a part of the “Cutest Couple Contest” and win lots of great prizes

Posted on February 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The entries just keep coming in! Let’s see if we can reach at least 50! OK, guys and gals, I want to see you enter this contest. And – this is for ALL ages. So grab one of your favorite photos or snap a new photo and follow the directions on this ad. Last year, we had so much fun with the contest, so I want to see even more entries this year. Prizes will be added almost daily. More prizes may be added.


America #1 cooking school brings the taste of spring to Sparta

Posted on February 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food. As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up spring’s flavorful dishes, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share seasonal recipes that are certain to delight.

Taste of Home’s Culinary Specialist Michelle Roberts will be at the White County Agricultural Complex on Tuesday, March 8 to take you through two hours of unpredictable entertainment, learning kitchen techniques and secrets behind classic dishes. And you might even be chosen to be a recipe taste tester or take home a finished dish! … CONTINUED


North End VFD assists with fire on Newt Road

Posted on February 4, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

A residential fire at a residence located near the border of White and Putnam counties required the assistance of North End Volunteer Fire Department, on Jan. 29, 2016.

The residence was located at 5573 Newt Road.

Putnam County firefighters made a request for a tanker from White County at approximately 8:03 p.m.

Within two minutes, North End Volunteer firefighters were en route to the scene.

Chief Andy McCulley states three firefighters responded from the department with a tanker and engine to assist.

Firefighters stayed on the scene until 12:06 a.m.

The home was a total loss, he says.

The residence was located just over the Putnam County line, … CONTINUED


THP asks for help from E-911 in placing tower

Posted on February 4, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers are experiencing some of the same growing pains White County emergency services workers dealt with when they switched to a new radio system, which led to the district captain attending the White County Emergency Communications District board meeting Feb. 1 to ask for assistance in resolving the radio issues.

Capt. R.C. Christian, who supervises the entire 15-county Cookeville district, Capt. Tim Dover, who is in charge of support services, and Arnold Hooper, wireless communications director, came before the board and expressed concerns about several areas of the county, particularly within the city limits of Sparta, Armstrong Road and the bottom of Spencer Mountain, where … CONTINUED


Photo contest deadline extended

Posted on February 4, 2016 6:06 am by


Dorothye “Dot” Ann Byrd

Posted on February 3, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dorothye “Dot” Ann Byrd, 79, passed away peacefully in her Ashland City, Tennessee, home on, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Dot, formerly of Sparta, Tennessee, was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She worked for Kermit C. Stengel Company for a number of years. A talented painter with a green thumb, Dot was a certified master gardener and volunteered much of her time after retirement to the Cheatham County Public Library and the Tennessee Greenways Projects.

She is preceded in death by her sons, Eric and Wray.

She is survived by her daughter, Love; granddaughter, Brittany; brothers, Jim Goff, Gil Lamb and Dr. M. Ray Lamb; sister, Bitsy Jones; and … CONTINUED


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