Monthly Archives: September 2016

Posted on September 11, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


CRMC opening urgent care clinic

Posted on September 10, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is opening a new urgent care clinic to better serve the Upper Cumberland region. The Cookeville Regional Urgent Care Clinic is set to open Monday, Sept. 19, at 201 W. 5th Street, in Cookeville, just one block from the hospital, in the building formerly known as Quality Medical Center.

Walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses, prevention and wellness care, DOT physicals, sports physicals, and more will be welcomed at the Cookeville Regional Urgent Care Clinic with extended and weekend hours. Lab services will be available on-site.

Roy Anderson, M.D., will continue to see patients in the clinic, along with nurse practitioners Maggie Bullock, … CONTINUED


TN farms now offer outdoor adventures, events of all kinds

Posted on September 10, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

AgricultureIf you think a trip to the farm means pumpkin picking, crisp weather, wagon rides, corn mazes, imaginative playgrounds and farm animal petting zoos, you’d be right. In Tennessee, however, that’s just the tip of the cornstalk.

Agritourism farms across the state are a prime destination for all sorts of special events and outdoor adventures not traditionally associated with farms. Farmers look for ways to keep visitors coming back to their operations year after year. As agritourism matures in Tennessee, options at farms keep expanding.

Admission to pumpkin patches, farm retail shops and playgrounds are usually covered with a single fee, but for an extra fee, visitors may … CONTINUED


Van Buren and DeKalb added to ash borer quarantine

Posted on September 10, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The list of quarantined areas in the state is growing due to the Emerald Ash Borer an invasive pest targeting ash trees. The prohibition on the movement of ash trees and ash tree products is now effective in 59 counties.

Bedford, DeKalb, Lincoln and Van Buren were added due to the recent finding of EAB in traps placed by a USDA contractor. Cannon, Coffee, Grundy, Moore, Sequatchie, and Warren are quarantined because regulatory officials believe EAB is most likely present but hasn’t been detected so far.

EAB is a destructive forest pest that was introduced from Asia into the United States in the 1990s. It was first detected … CONTINUED


Warriors fall to Cavaliers

Posted on September 9, 2016 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Despite scoring the games first touchdown and taking a 7-0 lead, the Warriors ultimately fell to the Cookeville Cavaliers 28 to 7 in high school football action.

See Monday’s print edition for the full story.


Cookeville takes halftime lead

Posted on September 9, 2016 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Cookeville scored twice in the second quarter to take the lead at the break.

The Warriors were driving as time expired on the second quarter sending the teams into the locker room with the Cavaliers holding the 14-7 advantage.


Warriors lead Cavaliers after one

Posted on September 9, 2016 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors recovered an onside kick to start the game agains Cookeville and turn it into a touchdown. 

Jake Shockey’s touchdown run and Andrew Cantrell’s extra point were the only points of the first quarter.  Warriors lead 7-0.


CRMC designated Storm Ready

Posted on September 9, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is the eighth hospital in Tennessee to be designated StormReady® by the National Weather Service. The StormReady® designation signifies that CRMC has fulfilled recommendations by the National Weather Service for responding to extreme weather.

“CRMC has been practicing our recommendations for many years,” said Krissy Hurley, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at US National Weather Service Nashville. “We recognize the great work that is already being done here.”

According to the National Weather Service, Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. The StormReady® program helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before, during … CONTINUED


Warriors and Cavaliers meet on the gridiron Friday

Posted on September 8, 2016 11:11 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After opening Region 4-5A play last week against a Top Ten ranked 5A team, the White County High School football team hits the road for the first time this season for a match-up against another Top Ten ranked team.

The Warriors and Cavaliers, who are ranked #10 in the state, are set for another one of the many battles in the history of the two programs.

While this is not a region contest, it has a lot more bragging rights that go to the victor.

The WCHS Warriors and the Cookeville Cavaliers are one of, if not the state’s oldest rivalries. While the teams may not have been … CONTINUED


Thursday’s sports action

Posted on September 8, 2016 11:11 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Two of the local sports teams were in action Thursday.

The Warriorette golf team defeated both Warren County and Cookeville in an 18-hole three-way match at the Sparta Country Club.  WCHS came in with a 161 team score, which was five strokes ahead of Cookeville (166) and 15 strokes ahead of Warren County (181).

The WCHS volleyball team did something no other team has been able to do this year.   They defeated Cookeville in one of the sets of the District 6AAA match.  The Lady Cavaliers, however, won the overall match 3-1 (9-25, 11-25, 25-23, 15-25).

See Monday’s print edition for complete details of both contests.


Sam Brady Jr.

Posted on September 8, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sam Brady Jr., 88, founder of Brady Printing and Office Supply, passed away Sept. 7, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Brady was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Cannon County, to Sam Brady Sr. and Magnolia Purser Brady.

He was the founder and owner of Brady Printing and Office Supply where he had been active for the last 55 years. He started the business after going to Linotype School to learn to operate a linotype machine, a print industry standard from the late 19th century to the 1980’s.

Mr. Brady was an antique car enthusiast and has been a member of many antique car clubs over the years. He … CONTINUED


Illa Rhea Eller Shockley

Posted on September 8, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Illa Rhea Eller Shockley, 81, passed away Sept. 6, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Shockley was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Sparta, to Wesley Eller and Irene Stewart Eller.

She was a faithful member of Plainview Church of Christ and West Sparta Church of Christ for many years

Mrs. Shockley was preceded in death by parents; husband of 20 years, James F. Shockley; son, Jeffrey Wayne Shockley; and brothers, Arless Eller and Alton “Corky” Eller.

Survivors include her son, James Wesley “Wes” Shockley; sisters, Reba Nell Eller Hutchings, Willene Eller Sullivan; grandsons, Alex Shockley, Zack Shockley, Jordan Shockley, Kayla Shockley; best friends, Treva Geer, Jewell Prater; … CONTINUED


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