Monthly Archives: February 2017

Weed Wrangle Day set for state parks – volunteers needed

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

March is fast approaching, and spring will soon be in full swing here in Tennessee.

For many families, there is one chore that most are all too familiar with: spring-cleaning.

For many, spring-cleaning is an annual tradition that allows everyone to open the windows, which allows the fresh air of spring to move out the stale air of winter. It’s a time for people to thoroughly clean their homes.

While many people will be doing spring-cleaning at home, the state parks will be doing a spring-cleaning of their own. All across the state, including nearby parks Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, and Rock Island, will be planning for … Read More

White County to receive $10,000 grant to promote children wellness

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

During the White County Steering Committee A meeting on Feb. 13, 2017, commissioners received word that White County, as well as all of Tennessee’s 95 counties, has received a $10,000 non-matching grant from the Tennessee Department of Health

The grant is being given to all Tennessee counties to be used to promote children’s health and community wellness. The Regional representative from the   department of health, as well as County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, proposed the grant could be used to build a playground.

The proposed site for the new playground was recommended to be at the White County Recreational Complex, at 4201 Smithville Highway. The committee did pass … Read More

Region tourneys begin on Friday

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

High school region basketball tournaments begin all across the state of Tennessee, on Friday, but not all brackets have been confirmed as of press time.

Everyone knows their first games. The TSSAA mandates that all girls’ region quarterfinal games are played Friday at the site of the higher seeded team, at 7 p.m., local time. The boys’ quarterfinal games follow, on Saturday, at the site of the higher seeded team, also at 7 p.m.

What that means for the local teams is that three of the four will be hosting first round games.

The Warriorettes will be the going on the road to start Region 3AAA play. They … Read More

Eagles three-peat as District 6A Champs, Eaglettes fall short in their championship try

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, the Van Buren High School Eagles took on the Richard Hardy Hawks for the District 6A Championship. The Eagles defeated the Marion County Warriors, on Saturday, 77-60 to get to the championship game. The Eagles used a big second and third quarter to get to the secure the Championship and win by a final score of 74-53.

The Van Buren High School Eaglettes also played in the championship game, but their game was played on Monday night. The Eaglettes defeated Lookout Valley 38-37 to get to the championship game but came up just short in the championship game losing 70-56 to the Marion County Lady … Read More

Warriors defeat Cavaliers on a last second shot to win the 6AAA District Tournament

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, White County took over the Warren County gymnasium in more ways than one. The bleachers were filled with White County faithful who seemed to at least quadruple the number of Cookeville fans there.

The Warriors were able to get the win also on Tuesday night when Cole Crosland hit a 15-foot shot off balanced with 8.6 seconds remaining on the clock to give the Warriors the win over the Cookeville Cavaliers 39-37 in the District 6AAA Tournament Championship. This win sends the Warriors into the region tournament with the #1 seed.

The Warriors will return to their actual home, Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Saturday, for … Read More

Luna’s big night helps propel the Warriorettes to victory over Cookeville in overtime

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

On Monday evening, the Warriorettes traveled down to Warren County to take on the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers. This game was the fourth time these two teams have met this season. With Cookeville winning two of the three matchups earlier.

On Monday night, Deandra Luna had her best game of the year. Luna finished with 30 points and hit the game-winning shot, with 6.2 seconds left on the clock to help lead the Warriorettes to a 64-63 win in overtime over the Cookeville Cavaliers.

In the first quarter on Monday night, Hannah Leftwich and Luna would combine to score all 15 of the Warriorettes’ points. Cookeville would take an … Read More

News from the White County Humane Society

Posted on February 23, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

January was the slowest month in the history of the WCHS Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. We funded just seven surgeries. The good news is that the HSPC S/N Clinic in Cookeville was offering a special during the month, fixing male dogs and cats for just $20.00. Thirty-seven White County residents took advantage of this program and paid themselves, to have their pets neutered. So despite our low numbers, 44 White County pets were spayed or neutered at the Cookeville clinic during January.

As announced last month, Paul’s Clinic in McMinnville is back open for business. At this point they’re only doing surgeries on Thursdays. We’ve reserved the second Thursday … Read More

Library Spring Book Sale

Posted on February 23, 2017 7:07 am by

White County Public Library will conduct its Spring Book Sale as follows:

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, March 30

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 31

8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 1

Book sales finance the library’s Summer Reading Program and other programs that promote literacy in White County. If you have any old books you would like to donate, please drop them off at the library, 11 N. Church St.

White County High School Program of Study Fair 2017

Posted on February 23, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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White County High School hosted a Program of Study Fair for rising freshmen and their parents, on Feb. 16, 2017. The purpose of the event is to introduce the eighth graders to the various programs of study offered at the high school. As freshmen, students are required to choose a focus in which they are interested at the high school level. This program also may be one they will consider pursuing at the post-secondary level as well. During their high school career, they will need to complete three classes within this program to fulfill the state graduation requirement.

Approximately 300 eighth graders were transported … Read More

“Boom at the Barns” barn sale

Posted on February 23, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

During the Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show, March 3-5, in Cookeville, the “BOOM AT THE BARNS” Barn Sale will feature local artisans, crafts, and antiques. This event will showcase vendors from across the Upper Cumberland. You will find everything from shabby chic, glassware, pottery, art, quilts, furniture, and lots of treasures galore. Fill your spaces with items that speak to your soul and move you, as well as function to suit your needs, and have fun creating a place you are proud to call home.

The “BOOM AT THE BARN” sale will carry an eclectic array of vintage home furnishings from industrial, cottage, mid-century and more. This … Read More

Cheek named Allstate’s 2016 Agency of the Year

Posted on February 23, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cheek Insurance Agency Inc., of Sparta, was named Allstate’s 2016 Agency of the Year at this year’s state wide kick-off meeting in Nashville, on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The award recognizes the very best independent agencies in the Southern Region. “We’re thankful for this industry recognition. To be recognized as the very best in the state and region is a strong testament to our business model, talented team and wonderful clients,” said Cheek Agency Principal Julie Anderson.

Commodities distribution

Posted on February 23, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the White County Agriculture Building, at the fairgrounds, 565 Hale St. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

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