Monthly Archives: April 2016

White County Humane Society news

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thanks to everyone that visited our booth at this year’s Earth Day Celebration, held April 16th. Our main focus this year was to make the public aware of our collaboration with the Friends of White County Animals and the Pals of Pooches at the White County Animal Shelter. Each of the three animal welfare groups in White County has its own mission, but our overall goal is the same…to improve the quality of life for animals in White County. It’s a team effort, and we’re proud to be working with these two organizations.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a $4000.00 grant by the Petco Foundation. … Read More

Capitol Hill Week with Tennessee State Senator Paul Bailey

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

NASHVILLE, (April 25, 2016) — The 109th General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd to become a part of Tennessee history with the last week of legislative action seeing passage of some of the most important bills of the 2016 session. This includes legislation to phase out the Hall Income Tax, a bill to aid 100 percent service-related disabled veterans and the elderly disabled with property tax relief, the Public Safety Act to reduce crime and improve public safety, and the Rural Economic Opportunity Act to spur economic development in some of Tennessee’s most economically distressed counties. The Senate also approved major legislation cracking down on drunk drivers and … Read More

Baseball provides solace for Brock

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

Just like the game of baseball, sometimes life can throw you a mean curve.

Warrior first baseman Jakob Brock can never see any curve, fastball or change-up on the diamond that is as brutal as what he has endured over the past few years of his life.

The biggest curve for Brock came last fall at the end of October. On Oct. 28, his mother, Andrea White, was the victim of what the district attorney general’s office alleges was a murder-suicide.

The sheriff department’s confirmed there was a history of domestic violence between White and her boyfriend, who they believe shot White and then turned the gun on … Read More

Chamber board discusses closing the budget deficit

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

In the year since Chamber of Commerce President Marvin Bullock, and subsequently assistant Jenny Wilson, have come on board, there have been some budgetary shortfalls, although board members say things are now on a path of improvement.

At the April 26, 2016, meeting of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, board members discussed ideas of how they could close the funding gap and increase revenue for the Chamber moving forward.

The board has a temporary budget deficit, as they switch their billing process to a system in which every membership renews on Jan. 1 of each year, and as they fund the two new salaries … Read More

Sparta’s Life Force base keeps trauma care local

Posted on April 28, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

If you see them, you’re probably having the worst day of your life, but Life Force Clinical Base Manager and Flight Nurse Tim Perry says that’s exactly what Sparta’s Life Force crew have spent many years training and preparing for.

Life Force air medical transport services, whose motto is “bringing a level one trauma center to the scene,” has been based at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport since September 1996, and Perry has been serving since day one. Since then, he says there has been very little turnover because the men and women who are employed by Life Force undertake a great deal of training.

Applicants to the … Read More

Mattie Lee Shannon

Posted on April 28, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mattie Lee Shannon, 78, of Doyle, passed away April 27, 2016.

Mrs. Shannon was born June 21, 1937.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Perry and Leola Hedges; husband, James C. Shannon; sister, Maggie Fox; brother, Al Hedges; and son, James Terry Shannon.

Survivors include her sons, Roger Shannon, Kenny Shannon, Benny Shannon; grandchildren, Amanda Langston, Hayley Shannon, Amber Froshaug, Brandon Shannon, Kyle Shannon, Cameron Shannon, Ashley Shannon, Duston Shannon, Dakota Shannon, Shelbi Shannon, Tony Murphy; great-grandchildren, Sadie Shaw, Shania Penny, Zackery Hall, Joel Ramirez, Ella Froshaug, Raylee Shannon, Harleigh Robertson, Hunter Robertson, Henery Mason, Nevaeh Mason, Kaeden Ippolito; sisters, Grace Parrish, Ruth Douglas; and … Read More

Shred-It Day, May 6

Posted on April 28, 2016 5:05 am by

WoodmenLife Family Fraternity and Boy Scout Troop #175 of Sparta are sponsoring the 6th Annual Shred-It Day, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016. The shredding unit will be in the parking lot at Floyd’s Cash Saver Foods, 542 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta. The event is for families in the White County area to bring any documents that need to be shredded and disposed of.  In case of  rain, the event will be rescheduled. The event is free-of-charge.

Rotary Golf Tournament

Posted on April 27, 2016 11:11 am by

Highlights from the 7th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race

Posted on April 27, 2016 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

BonAir Mountain History Fair

Posted on April 27, 2016 8:08 am by

Sunday, May 1

Who: BonAir Mountain Historical Society

What: BonAir Mountain History Fair

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: BonDeCroft Elementary School

Contact: (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904

Bonair Mountain History Fair Lunch

Who: BonAir Mountain Historical Society

What: Lunch (fundraiser)

When: Noon-2 p.m.

Where: BonDeCroft Elementary School

Contact: (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904

Bonair Mountain History Fair Bus Tours

Who: BonAir Mountain Historical Society

What: (6) Scheduled Bus tours to DeRossett, Ravenscroft, and Glade Creek

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: BonDeCroft Elementary School/BonAir Mountain Historical Society History Fair

Contact: (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904

Savage is Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on April 27, 2016 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

This week’s WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Week is Maggie Savage.

Savage, a junior at White County High School, received the award, a t-shirt, which is provided by the sponsor of the award, Gary Maxwell Insurance.

Savage is a pitcher/first baseman for the Warriorette softball team in the spring and also plays for the WCHS volleyball team in the fall.

According to Warriorette softball coach, Erin Replogle, “Maggie has a tremendous work ethic on the field and in the classroom. It is a pleasure to coach her. No matter what is happening, she always has a smile on her face and willing to do whatever is asked of … Read More

Commodities distribution

Posted on April 27, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at White County Agriculture Complex, 565 Hale Street, in Sparta. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

Kentucky Lake Wounded Soldier Open Bass Tournament is May 7

Posted on April 27, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Registration is underway for the Seventh Annual Wounded Soldier Bass Tournament to be held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake, Saturday, May 7.

The tournament format will be a 3-fish limit with a guaranteed first prize of $2,000 based on 150 boats.

The cost of the tournament is $180 per boat (two anglers maximum). Registration after May 1 increases to $225.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency serves as one of the sponsors of the event. The tournament is presented by Triton Gold.

To register for the event or for more information, contact

TWRA announces availability of 2016-27 Clean Stream Grants

Posted on April 27, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and conservation groups, etc., with stream clean-up projects and planting projects during the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Five grants, at a maximum of $1,000 each, are available for each of TWRA’s four regional Aquatic Habitat Protection projects (a total of $5,000 per region). The funds will be obligated as grants, so the grantee must have a nonprofit tax number. The projects are to be completed, the money spent, and a report submitted by June 30, 2017. The application deadline for this program is June 30, 2016.

The grant money … Read More

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