Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cleveland takes early lead

Posted on October 28, 2016 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After recovering a Cleveland fumble on the opening kick, the Warrior offense was forced to punt. Cleveland answered with a four-play scoring drive to go up 7-0 with 7:08 left in the first quarter.


Vietnam veterans honored

Posted on October 28, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Don Smith, president of the Vietnam Veterans Association of Knoxville, presented the White County Vietnam Veterans organization 50th anniversary commemorative lapel pins, as well as stickers that indicate the anniversary. In President Obama’s proclamation, he called upon federal, state and local officials to honor our Vietnam Veterans, our fallen, our wounded, those unaccounted for, our former prisoners of war, and their families.


Clifford Lane “Cliff” Writtenberry

Posted on October 28, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Clifford Lane “Cliff” Writtenberry, 65, passed away Oct. 25, 2016.

He was born in Sparta, Tennessee, but lived in Florida until 1996 when he moved to Murfreesboro to be closer to his family.

Mr. Writtenberry has some survivors who reside in Sparta.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 28, 2016, at Murfreesboro Funeral Home, with visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 28, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.


Fall Fun Fest today

Posted on October 28, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church will have its Fall Fest, 4-8 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 28, at Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, in the pavilion. There is something for all ages, including a hayride. Food around 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.


Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 for Federally Facilitated Marketplace

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

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance reminds consumers that open enrollment for insurance coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace begins Nov. 1, 2016. During open enrollment, Tennesseans can apply for cost assistance, change plans and enroll in a plan.

Tennesseans will have access to marketplace coverage for 2017 no matter where they live. However, consumers shopping for coverage will notice several significant changes in the marketplace, including:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee will not offer coverage on or off the exchange in the Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville markets.
  • Cigna will provide coverage in Nashville, Memphis, and Johnson City.
  • Humana will provide coverage in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville
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Carl Denny Rogers

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

Carl Denny Rogers, 60, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 26, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Mr. Rogers was born Feb. 20, 1956, in White County. He was a former custodian at White County High School, construction worker, Handy Rentals manager and most recently worked at LTD.

He was the associate pastor at Doyle Church of God.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Lee Rogers; mother, Alvilda Hickenbottom Rogers Greene; and sisters, Sharon Guy and Donna Madden.

Survivors include his wife, Lila Rogers; two daughters, Lara Bennett and husband Chris, Lisa Whitmore and husband Bobby; grandchildren, Blake Bennett, Sara McBride, Ethan Bennett, Kyle Harrison, Abel … Read More


Warriors wrap up season with trip to Cleveland

Posted on October 27, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

When the White County High School Warriors hit the field Friday night at Cleveland High School, it will be a battle between two teams who know that their season will come to an end when the final horn sounds.

Both the Warriors (3-6), who are coming off their bye week, and the Raiders (4-5) find themselves on the outside looking in at the playoffs as both have been eliminated from post season scenarios.

The discussion around sports is sometimes about whether it is better to be lucky or good. Cleveland coaches and fans might quickly answer that question as “lucky.”

The Raiders started out the season very good. … Read More


Cassville Fire Department visits Cassville students

Posted on October 27, 2016 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Firefighters from Cassville Volunteer Fire Department visited students at Cassville Elementary School today to teach them about fire safety, and what to do in the event of a fire. Firefighters stressed the importance of a home escape plan, and how to make firefighters aware of their location if they cannot escape a fire.


Overton County couple charged in TBI statutory rape investigation

Posted on October 27, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have secured indictments for a Monroe, Tennessee, couple in connection to an ongoing statutory rape case.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents began investigating Travis and Traci Puckett on Feb. 12, 2015. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information connecting the couple to multiple sexual offenses involving a minor teenage victim that occurred, in 2007, while Travis and Traci volunteered at the same church as the alleged victim.

On Monday, the Clay County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Travis (DOB 8-26-80) with nine counts of Statutory Rape by … Read More


WCHS Band selling smoked turkey breasts in time for Thanksgiving

Posted on October 27, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School Band members will be taking orders for smoked turkey breasts just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Orders will be taken Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 10. The turkey breasts will range is size between 4 pounds and 7 pounds. Price is $30 each. Order pickup will be 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at the band room back entrance at WCHS.


School bus involved in minor traffic crash

Posted on October 27, 2016 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

A White County school bus was involved in a minor traffic crash this morning while picking up a high school student. According to Kurt Dronebarger, director of schools, a pickup truck hit the back of the school bus while it was stopped to pick up the student. Dronebarger states there were no injuries and no damage to the bus. White County Sheriff Department responded to the scene.


Carl D. Rogers

Posted on October 27, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carl D. Rogers, 60, of Sparta, passed way Oct. 26, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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