Monthly Archives: March 2017

Samantha Hooper art on display at The Mad Raven, on April 8

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

Samantha Hooper will be hosting an event at The Mad Raven bookstore, in Sparta, at 255 W. Bockman Way, 3-7 p.m., April 8, 2017.

Guests will be able to witness the progression of Hooper as they look and connect with each work or art she has painted, sketched and drawn from start to present day.

There will be door prizes, refreshments and original pieces on display for sale. There will be small gift bags at the end of the showing.

A third of all profits will be donated to the White County Animal Shelter.

There has been an event created on Facebook at Facebook.com/SaMART257

For more information about … Read More


Area students awarded in 62nd annual science and engineering fair

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

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Tennessee Technological University and the Oakley STEM Center hosted the 62nd Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair recently.

Students in grades nine through 12 in public and homeschool settings from 16 counties in middle Tennessee were invited to enter projects in four categories: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Zachary Cross earned the U.S. Air Force Award and senior physical third place. Shelby Johnson earned American Meteorological Society Award, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award, Stockholm Junior Award, NASA Earth System Science Award, and senior physical first place. Cross and Jackson are both from Bledsoe County.

Elizabeth Newberry, from Jackson … Read More


Eagles trail at the end of three

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles trail Columbia Academy 56-43 at the end of three quarters of play. Caden Mills has 20 points.


Eagles trail at the half

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles trail at the end of the first half 34-27 to Columbia Academy. Caden Mills leads the Eagles with 14 points.


Eagles lead after one quarter of play

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles lead Columbia Academy 23-16 after one quarter of play. Caden Mills leads all scorers with 12 points.


Eagles lead after one quarter of play

Posted on March 16, 2017 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles lead Columbia Academy 23-16 after one quarter of play. Caden Mills leads all scorers with 12 points.


Spring Hiking Day to be held this weekend at State Parks

Posted on March 16, 2017 10:10 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Even though the weather has been less than cooperative, Spring is right around the corner with the first official day of Spring being March 20. That’s why this Saturday at State Parks all across Tennessee; they will be celebrating the start of Spring with free guided hikes.

State Park staff members at Burgess Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Rock Island and all across Tennessee will be providing guided hikes to all those who wish to participate. Park staff, while guiding hikers, will speak about the natural, cultural, and historical treasures that make our beautiful State Parks unique.

“For 80 years our state park system has created outdoor adventures and … Read More


Findlay Elementary School

Posted on March 16, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Bouldin and Lady Mocs will travel to Louisville for NCAA Tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lakelyn Bouldin, of Van Buren County

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team is headed to Louisville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs grabbed a 13 seed and take on the fourth-seeded Cardinals (27-7) on Saturday, March 18.

This will be the Mocs second trip to Louisville this season. UTC participated in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge, falling to the Cardinals 63-47 on Nov. 21. The Mocs are 5-2 all-time against Louisville.

Chattanooga (21-10) is on a six-game winning streak and will make its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Mocs tied Mercer for its 20th Southern Conference … Read More


White County teams win at Tims Ford fishing tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Three White County teams participated in a fishing tournament, on March 11, 2017, at Tims Ford Lake, in Winchester. There were 118 boats, and three of them belonged to White County fishermen. All three boats placed.


White County High School Archery Team wins tournament

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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White County High School’s archery team won its tournament, which was March 3 and 4, at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. There was a total of 594 participants who turned in their scores on the 3rd and 4th. There were more than 1,000 people who went through Roy Sewell Gymnasium during this event. There were nine shooters from White County High School to finish in the overall top 20 in the high school division: Cameron Dixon, Taylor Parks, Angelle Howard, Hannah Rogan, Chaney Gooch, Hailie Young, Clay Howard, Dakota Keen and Braxton Hutson. Dixon was the top male shooter and finished 2nd overall. Angelle Howard was … Read More


Roberts gets his first win of the young season

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

It took some extra time, but the Tennessee Tech baseball team capped a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Valley Conference foe UT Martin in the league’s opening weekend, on March 10. The Golden Eagles (11-5, 3-0) completed the three-game series sweep after posting victories of 4-3 and 9-6 (in 10 innings) over the Skyhawks (6-7, 0-3).

The visiting TTU squad claimed the series in the first contest of the day behind a shutdown pitching effort from sophomore Ethan Roberts and timely hitting from fellow sophomore Kevin Strohschein.

Tech did the majority of its scoring in the second inning, plating three runners for the early 3-0 advantage. The Golden Eagles … Read More


WCMS Warriorettes’ softball gets first win of the season

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School Warriorettes defeated South Franklin 22-0 on March 6, as Addison Abell and Sarah Parker combined to throw a shutout on that night.

Savannah Jones led the way for the Warriorettes as she drove in six runs going 3-4 at the plate.

The Warriorettes scored 11 runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding lead. A single by Emily Lemonds, a single by Jones, then a double by Ellie Savage, a single by Kassidy Roberts, a double by Parker, and a triple by Jones drove the big inning.

Abell earned the win for the Warriorettes as she went three innings, giving up zero … Read More


WCMS baseball collects first two CTC Conference wins last week

Posted on March 16, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School Warriors’ baseball team received their first two CTC Conference wins of the season on March 6 and March 9.

The Warriors defeated South Middle School 12-7, on March 6, and then on March 9, their bats stayed hot as they collected the 12-2 win.

In the March 6 game, the Warriors captured the lead in the first inning when Grant Slatten hit into a fielder’s choice, which scored Tucker Allen who hit a triple earlier in the inning.

South Middle would battle back scoring three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead. But the Warriors would take the … Read More


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