Monthly Archives: April 2016

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.

Valley View Store

Posted on April 26, 2016 6:06 am by

Sports Update for Monday, April 25th

Posted on April 25, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

It was another busy afternoon for the WCHS spring sports teams with nearly a full slate of action.

The Warrior soccer team improved to 5-5-1 overall with a 1-0 win over visiting Smith County.  Randin Seibers scored the game’s lone goal.

The Warriorette softball team was defeated 4-2 in 10 innings by visiting Gordonsville.  That puts the softball team at 9-14 overall.

The Warrior baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss at Rhea County in District 6AAA action.  The Warriors, who are now 19-9 overall, host Rhea County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The WCHS football team began spring practice Monday afternoon.

The WCMS golf team hosted Algood and Avery … Read More

Carr to speak at Republican meeting

Posted on April 25, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

You are invited to hear Joe S. Carr, a former member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, during the regular meeting of the White County Conservative Republicans at 7 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2016. The meeting will be at White County Courthouse on the third floor.

Carr, of Lascassas, was first elected to Tennessee House of Representatives, in 2008, and served until 2015. In 2014, he challenged incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander in a close race. He has just announced he will be running for 6th District U.S. Representative, a seat that is now held by Diane Black.

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Girl Scouts clean Burgess Falls

Posted on April 25, 2016 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

On Saturday, April 23, five Girl Scout troops, consisting of 46 girls, six tag-a-longs, 31 adults, 20 master gardeners and four park staff, worked on cleaning up Burgess Falls State Park. They mulched the play ground, weeded the butterfly garden, spread pine needles on the butterfly garden, and mulched the pathway through the butterfly garden.


Benefit for Dwayne Steele set for Saturday

Posted on April 25, 2016 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Some added auction items include:

American Ruger 30-06
Termite treatment
4 day stay in pigeon forge for fall Rod Run
Guided fishing trip
Autographed guitar (big names)
Custom local made furniture PaPa Steele’s Designs
Furniture from John Riddle at Red House Design
Furniture from John Kunstman

Richard Allen Lee

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Richard Allen Lee, 75, of Sparta, passed away April 23, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Lee was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Putnam County, to Jacob Allen Lee and Addie Florence Short Lee.

He retired from Sparta Spoke Factory after 44 years of service. He did not miss a Saturday and was well known at the Crossville Flea Market. He loved to hunt and has raised several breeds of dogs, most recently raising Yorkies.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lora Smith, Myrtle Hammock, Nannie Mae Brown, Virta McCurry, Zennie Dickens; and brothers Clinton “Pete” Lee and Clarence Lee.

Survivors include his wife of … Read More

Robert L. “Bob” Luikens

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Robert “Bob” L. Luikens, 69, of Sparta, formerly of Conroe, Texas, passed away peacefully at home, on April 20, 2016.

Mr. Luikens was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Navasota, Texas, to Milton L. Luikens and Lillie Mae Luikens.

He was a loving family man with a spirited disposition and was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a passionate Texas Aggie and an award-winning barbecue pit master. He enjoyed golf, gardening and tending their farm.

Mr. Luikens was a successful accountant, businessman and manager of financial affairs for various clients. He was generous with his time, volunteering to help those in need. Upon … Read More

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