Monthly Archives: September 2016

Earleene Betterton Sharp

Posted on September 20, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Earleene Kitchens Betterton Sharp, 64, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 19, 2016, at Generations of Spencer.

Mrs. Sharp was born Jan. 26, 1952, in Jackson, to Earl Griffith Kitchens and Mary Alenne Moore Kitchens.

She was a registered nurse and was employed with Generations of Spencer, White County Hospital and Life Care Center, as well as several other health institutions in the Upper Cumberland. She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jerry Warren Betterton and Kenneth Lynn Sharp and her brother, James Franklin Kitchens.

Survivors include her Valley View Church family and best friends, … CONTINUED

Livingston man arrested on aggravated arson charges

Posted on September 20, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Overton County Sheriff’s Office and Livingston Police Department has led to the arrest of a Livingston man on arson charges.

On Sept. 19, at the request of 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents, along with Department of Commerce and Insurance fire investigators, began investigating three residential fires that appeared to be intentionally set. The Overton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the first fire, which occurred at a home on Upper Hilham Road, in Livingston. Witnesses state an unidentified man was observed throwing something inside the home, which started … CONTINUED

4-H Poultry Show and Auction

Posted on September 20, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Looking for some laying hens to furnish your table with delicious food made with farm fresh eggs? Come out to the White County Fairgrounds Poultry Barn for the Annual 4-H Poultry Show and Auction, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  The show begins at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. (Enter at the gate by the petting barn). The birds will be judged on size, maturity, egg production and other features. The sale will follow immediately after judging and awards. Experience first-hand the great things 4-H’ers learn by doing. This year’s breeds are Black Laced Gold Wyandotte, Black Laced Silver Wyandotte, Black Star, and New Hampshire Red – … CONTINUED

Lee Cemetery cleanup

Posted on September 20, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Oct. 8

Who: Friends and family who have loved ones buried at Lee Cemetery

What: Cleanup day; bring gloves and lawn and garden tools; snacks and water will be provided

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Cemetery

Contact: (931) 644-8027

Jamie Young benefit

Posted on September 20, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Sept. 24

Who: Jamie Young

What: Benefit to help pay medical bills (weather permitting there will be a horseshoe tournament and cornhole match)

When: Food and games begin at noon; auction at 3 p.m.

Where: Hensley Chapel Community Building, on Gum Springs Mountain (Will Road, in Sparta)

Contact: (931) 739-5678

Robinson Chapel homecoming

Posted on September 20, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, Oct. 9

Who: Robinson Chapel Presbyterian Church

What: Homecoming, celebration 128 years

When: Worship at 11:15 a.m.; lunch to follow

Where: Church

American Legion accepts donation from Project Hometown Help

Posted on September 20, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gary Sides, commander of American Legion Post 99, accepts a donation of $2,000 from Adam Barnes, of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas. The donation is derived from Project Hometown Help, which is a voluntary program designed to improve the quality of life in the communities served by MTNG. Customers who participate in the program will find an automatic round-up of their bill to the next highest whole dollar amount. Participation is not mandatory. Customers may opt out at any time. The funds collected in this method are used as authorized by law to: advance education, assist economic development, promote local charities, and provide relief to disabled and elderly for … CONTINUED

Taking care of mommy

Posted on September 20, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Marissa Dillon, Maria Barker, Fantasia Hargis and Riley Whitaker administer vaccines to keep the animals healthy during the 285-day gestation/pregnancy. The heifers were artificially inseminated, on May 5, 2016. The parturition, or birth date, should be the week of Feb. 5, 2017.

Lesson in farm life

Posted on September 20, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Agriculture students at White County High School recently gathered at the school barn to listen to Scott Swoape, U.T. Extension agent, and Pat Garret, of Select Sires. The group was conducting a practice session on artificial insemination before they perform the procedure on their registered heifers.

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at a Tennessee state park Sept. 24

Posted on September 20, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, State Natural Areas and Friends Groups invite the public to take part in ranger-led hikes, volunteer projects and interpretive programs across the state, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

In recognizing the importance of building partnerships that combine a love of the outdoors and volunteering, Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Sept. 24, 2016 Tennessee Public Lands Day.

A new addition this year is an opportunity to bicycle through one of 10 Tennessee State Parks. In honor of the Adventure Cycling Association’s first ever Bike Your Park Day, bike tours will range from 3-15 miles, with beginner-friendly routes at a park … CONTINUED

WCTE’s Haunted Half Marathon

Posted on September 20, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCTE’s 8th Annual Haunted Half Marathon will begin at 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m. Early packet pick-up will be 4:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at Cookeville’s West Town Centre, at 25 West Broad St.

Since this is a Halloween event runners are encouraged to dress up. There will be an award for the best costume. All runners must be 14 years old older to participate in the half marathon.

All runners who are 21 and up can receive a discounted VIP ticket for the Blues and Brews Craft Beer Festival that will occur the same day in Dogwood Park, noon-5 p.m.  Another … CONTINUED

Pat Dyer

Posted on September 20, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mr. Pat Dyer, 63, of the Dean Hill community at Kempville, passed away Sept. 17, 2016, at Broadmore Senior Living, in Murfreesboro.

Coach Dyer is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home, in Kempville.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Macon County High School gymnasium, at 2 p.m., Sept. 25, 2016, with a Celebration of Life to follow, beginning at 4 p.m.

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