Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cutest Couple – enter now

Posted on January 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TTU and the OVC

Posted on January 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information

A fifth-place preseason projection in the Ohio Valley Conference softball poll will present itself as a challenge for the Tennessee Tech team in the 2017 season.

But with a program that has won seven OVC tournaments and five regular-season titles since the conference started sponsoring the sport in 1994, the Golden Eagles aren’t backing down.

Jacksonville State, who finished 43-17 last season, including a 26-0 mark in league play, claimed 22 of the 24 first-place votes in the poll, voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information contacts. SIU Edwardsville claimed the other two first-place votes cast.

Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois … Read More

Golden Eagles finish strong, outlast Tennessee State in overtime, 80-74

Posted on January 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

An absolute slobberknocker from start to finish, the Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team (8-13, 4-2) outlasted in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State (12-7, 3-3) Thursday evening with an 80-74 victory in overtime at the Gentry Center in Nashville.

While the Golden Eagles received incredible efforts across the board and the team out-defensed the league’s top defense, nothing stood out Thursday evening as much as the clutch performance of junior guard Aleksa Jugovic.

The Leskovac, Serbia native tied a career-high mark and led all scorers on the night, dropping 30 points in a whopping 43 minutes of action. He hit all … Read More

Bailey files bill calling for insurance companies to pay for heart rate monitor for a baby at risk of SIDS

Posted on January 19, 2017 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey

State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly calling for insurance companies to pay for a heart rate monitor for a baby at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when it prescribed by a licensed physician. Senate Bill 35 was filed as the General Assembly wrapped up its first legislative week in Nashville.

“This legislation would provide health insurance coverage for the monitor when a doctor prescribes it, which is a tremendous help to families with an infant who needs monitoring, but without insurance coverage cannot afford it,” said Senator Bailey. “Tennessee has a high infant mortality rate. We … Read More

Tennessee Democrats hosting town hall for state park employees

Posted on January 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Fall Creek Falls Town Hall to provide employees information and forum to sound off on Haslam outsourcing

State lawmakers want to hear directly from state parks employees, their families and stakeholders in the surrounding communities at Fall Creek Falls Friday as part of a town hall to discuss the Haslam plan to outsource state assets to private companies and potentially eliminate high-quality state jobs.

Tennessee Democrats will host a town hall meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 20, at Fall Creek Falls State Park at 2536 Lakeside in Spencer, Tenn.

Employees and their families are especially encouraged to attend the town hall, hosted by … Read More

Second round of winter trout arrive at Cane Creek Park

Posted on January 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Approximately 2,000 rainbow trout have joined what remains of 3,000 others released at Cane Creek Park in December through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s statewide winter trout stocking program.

“It’s a good opportunity to get outside and go fishing, especially during these unseasonably warm temperatures,” Dennis Woolbright, Cane Creek Park manager, said.

TWRA streams manager Travis Scott and streams biologist Jack Swearengin arrived Jan. 18 to release the new trout into the lake, where they can survive until late May or early June.

“We stock areas where it’s normally too hot most of the year for trout to live,” Scott said.

That means locals have just a few … Read More

Girl Scouts take donations, dinner to Ronald McDonald House

Posted on January 19, 2017 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Girls from Girl Scout Troops 2562, 525 and 585 took tabs and donations to the Ronald McDonald House, in Nashville, on Saturday, Jan. 14. The girls also prepared dinner for the house guests.


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Leading international rain forest canopy biologist to give Stonecipher Lecture

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Margaret Lowman, Ph.D.

She has been called the “real life Lorax” by National Geographic and “Einstein of the Treetops” by Wall Street Journal, but she more commonly goes by “Canopy Meg.”

American biologist, educator, ecologist and writer Margaret Lowman, Ph.D. will be at Tennessee Tech to give the annual Stonecipher Lecture on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Bell Hall auditorium. A question and answer session and a book signing will follow her talk.

For more than 30 years, Lowman has worked to understand and protect canopy ecology, pioneering the design of hot air balloons and walkways that allow for the exploration of the forest … Read More

Student recognition: Celebrating our “Respectful Culture” leaders

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Doyle School Spotlight:

Brenda Knox, principal, described how Doyle is leading the charge in “Teamwork” and how teamwork is essential in the pursuit of Excellence.  Knox shared that “Teamwork” is the process of working together with a group of people with the same vision for the purpose of achieving a goal. “Teamwork” encourages every stakeholder (parents, community, students, teachers, and staff) to take ownership in reaching a goal. “Teamwork” happens when relationships are developed “beyond the school walls.” A video presentation was shared with all in attendance, which demonstrated the power of “Teamwork” and what results can be achieved by working for a common goal. Knox ended on … Read More

George Thomas “Tommy” Savage

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

George Thomas “Tommy” Savage, 76, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 18, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Savage was born June 27, 1940, in White County, to James Alexander Savage II and Sarah Ida Myers Savage.

He was a lifelong sawmill worker and former owner of Savage Lumber Company. He loved playing guitar and spending time outdoors fishing, hunting and camping.

Mr. Savage was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles “Mack” Savage, Eugene M. Savage; and a sister, Mary Rogers.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linnie Mae McCoy Savage; son, Gregory Thomas Savage; daughter, Sheila Renee Savage Stephens and husband Michael … Read More

White County to receive $50,000 grant for kayak access point

Posted on January 19, 2017 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

As a part of last year’s Rural Economic Opportunity Act, grant funds were made available to local governments around the state to improve their tourism assets. White County and Bledsoe County applied for grants and have been awarded the grants they sought. White County will receive $50,000 to create a kayak/canoe access point on the Caney Fork River near the Lost Creek area. With more than 100 miles of river frontage and very few ingress and egress locations, this grant will provide better access to kayakers and fishing. Bledsoe County will receive $10,000 to hire a consultant and create a Tourism Asset Action Plan with smart goals and … Read More

Cassville Breakfast

Posted on January 19, 2017 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Posted on January 19, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Findlay Elementary honor roll

Posted on January 19, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

3rd grade

“A” Honors: Langley Austin, Katelyn Blakeman, Gracie Bland, Lorelei Bouldin, Paisley Bryant, Kameron Caldwell, Ashley Gibson, Shelby Gibson, Jolie McBride, Sophia Morris, Neel Patel, Andrew Price, Haley Roberts, Will Walker

“A-B” Honors: Gracie Batson, Jayde Bumbalough, Macie Burton, Angel Clark, Mattie Cook, Zachary Conley, Carter Dodson, Jayden Farley, Matthew Judd, Jonathan Lohorn, Mollie McDowell, Elise Pace, Bella Richardson, Laria Roberts, Jackson Savage, Sydney Sigler, Lylee Sims, Will Thomas, Rhett Underwood, Landon Virtue, Joshua Whitaker, Harleigh Young

4th grade

“A” Honors: Quinn Allen, Lucas Blakeman, Kennedy Hatmaker, Abby Heady, Luci McKee, Gracie Meadow, Breanna Powell, Rayna Price, Nick Sims, Gage Stephenson, Gage Stover, Brady Swallows, Haley Trisdale, … Read More

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