Monthly Archives: March 2017

Yard sale, March 24 and 25

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

Large crowd at the Ben Lomand Annual Meeting 

Posted on March 18, 2017 12:12 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

The Ben Lomand Connect Annual Shareholders Meeting is taking place today March 18 at Warren County High School. A large crowd of Ben Lomand customers have gathered to vote, enjoy entertainment, and see the latest technology that’s available. Voting will continue til 2 pm. More pictures and election results will be posted at later time. 

Sparta Head Start event

Posted on March 18, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting April 5

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting at noon, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the upper level of the Putnam County Library.  Please call (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.

Bailey and Williams receive Legislator of the Year awards

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey and Representative Ryan Williams have received “Legislator of the Year” Awards from the Tennessee Development District Association. The awards were made by the Upper Cumberland Development District and several Upper Cumberland mayors on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 during TDDA’s Day on the Hill.

The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each District are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities. Development districts assist with regional issues including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for critical infrastructure such as water and sewer systems, … Read More

State Senate honors 9-year-old White County girl for program

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The State Senate paused on Thursday morning to recognize Prescott South Elementary student, Lillian Upchurch, for creating a program at her school to make sure every student, regardless of financial difficulties experienced by their family, has a happy birthday. Upchurch received a framed copy of Senate Joint Resolution 210, sponsored by Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), which was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday. State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) and State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) were on hand to commend the 9-year-old girl for her uplifting effort to bring joy and happiness to her classmates and her community.

The counselors at Lillian’s school pick two families that … Read More

2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program announced

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

TDA Assistant Commissioner for Market Development Ed Harlan advises eligible individuals and organizations to submit proposals using the 2017 project template. The template and information required to apply are available at

Proposals are due by April 21 and should be submitted by email to Early submission is encouraged.

Proposals are reviewed and ranked according to criteria provided on the website. Applicants will be notified by June 7, 2017 whether TDA intends to present their projects to the USDA. First-time recipients have a funding limit of $25,000.

The USDA grants are authorized … Read More

Multi-vehicle accident on Allen Drive involving a School Bus

Posted on March 17, 2017 4:04 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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On March 17 at approximately 3:05 pm, dispatchers with White County E-911 received an emergency call in regards to a multi-vehicle accident involving a White County School Bus with possible injuries.  The White County EMS, Sparta Police, White County Sheriff deputies, Sparta Fire Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad all responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, first responders found a White County School Bus with passengers had been involved in a collision with a white Chevrolet Trailblazer. The school bus appeared to have sustained minor to moderate damage while the Trailblazer sustained significant damage from the accident. According to White … Read More

Welcome to Medicare class

Posted on March 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thursday, March 30

Who: UCCD’s SHIP program

What: Welcome to Medicare class

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: (931) 432-4150 for reservation

TN SHIP – Medicare

Posted on March 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Thursday, March 30


What: Help counsel on Medicare questions and concerns

When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: White County Public Library

Contact: (931) 432-4150 for appointment

Spring revival and homecoming

Posted on March 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Fri.-Sun., March 31-April 2

Who: Praise Restoration Center (Pastor Jay Boyd speaking on March 31 and April 1; Pastor J.C. Allen speaking on April 2)

What: Spring revival and homecoming, celebrating 30 years

When: 7 p.m., March 31; 7 p.m., April 1; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., April 2 (lunch following morning service)

Where: 3380 Walnut Grove Rd., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 738-3803

Democratic Party

Posted on March 17, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, March 25

Who: White County Democratic Party

What: Biennial reorganization (election of officers and executive committee members for 2017-2019 term)

When: 11 a.m.

Where: White County Courthouse, third floor courtroom

Contact: (931) 761-3585

Class of 1957 reunion

Posted on March 17, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, May 13

Who: White County High School Class of 1957

What: Reunion

When: May 13 (time to be announced later)

Where: Announced later

Contact: (931) 808-4226

Second case of highly pathogenic Avian influenza detected

Posted on March 17, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

March 16, 2017 – The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a second commercial chicken breeder flock within the existing controlled quarantined zone in Lincoln County, Tenn.

On March 14, samples taken from the flock tested positive for avian influenza. Following federal laboratory confirmation of H7N9 HPAI, officials began depopulation of the affected premises.

This particular strain of avian influenza is the same that affected a commercial chicken flock earlier this month in Lincoln County. The two premises are less than two miles apart. Due to that close proximity, operators at the second premises were closely monitoring and regularly testing … Read More

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