Monthly Archives: April 2016

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

New attorneys sworn in

Posted on April 27, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On April 26, 2016, the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association hosted a local swearing-in ceremony to recognize new attorneys from the Upper Cumberland who have passed the bar exam in Tennessee. They were recognized by the judges of the 13th Judicial District with Circuit Court Judge Amy Hollars serving as the presiding judge for the ceremony. L-R: Circuit Court Judge Amy Hollars, new attorney Dustin Smith, of Livingston, new attorney John Hutson, of Sparta, new attorney Spencer Hassler, of Crossville, Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Young, new attorney Amy Stockwell, of Cookeville, Putnam County General Sessions Judge Steve Qualls, new attorney Adam Hicks, of Burkesville, Kentucky, Criminal Court Judge … Read More

Tuesday, April 26th Sports Update

Posted on April 26, 2016 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

It was another busy afternoon/evening for White County High School’s sports teams.

The Warrior baseball team avenged yesterday’s District 6AAA loss by holding on for an 8-7 win over Rhea County at Culley Field.

The Warriorette softball team also picked up a district victory as they defeated Stone Memorial 8-5.

The Warrior soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Warren County also in district play.

Both the Warrior and Warriorette tennis teams were defeated by Cookeville, but Cole Crosland kept his undefeated streak alive for the season.

No results have been reported from the track meet at Watertown.

Housekeeper needed

Posted on April 26, 2016 8:08 am by

Housekeeper wanted part-time, two to three days a week. Pay $11 per hour. Call (931) 739-8881.

Sparta Police release information on toddler struck by vehicle

Posted on April 26, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

Sparta Police Department Investigator Doug Goff has released some information on the incident that occurred on Saturday, April 23, in which an 18-month-old toddler was struck by a vehicle on N. Spring Street.

According to Goff, officers were dispatched to the residence at approximately 4 p.m. The child was reportedly hit by a vehicle driven by his father, who had been backing out of the driveway.

Goff reports that there were several witnesses to the incident who have been interviewed.

The child was transported to Highlands Medical Center, and from there was flown to Erlanger, where he is being treated for his injuries.

The incident remains under investigation … Read More

Pacesetters presented check from Knights of Columbus

Posted on April 26, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Knights of Columbus Council 14902 of St. Andrew Catholic Church presented a check for $1,018 to Pacesetters Inc. during a potluck covered dish dinner, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Parish Hall. Each year, usually in October, the organization collects cash and coins for the intellectually challenged. L-R: Grand Knight Raymond “Ray” L. Highers III, fundraiser chairman; Grand Knight Ray Jicha; and Cathy Presley, of Pacesetters Inc.

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