Monthly Archives: March 2017

Chamber board members prepare for Business Expo on April 13

Posted on March 2, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Four new members have recently been added to the rosters of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, which provides a positive assessment for future growth of the community.

During the Feb. 28, 2017, meeting, the board was excited to announce Hour-O-Matics, Manpower, Hiller Plumbing and Suncrest Health are now among the fast-growing list of businesses that have joined the ranks of the Chamber.

All of the board members were present for the meeting, and they hit the ground running to work quickly through their agenda.

The first item was to review the Chamber’s budget. After detailed discussions, the Chamber approved the budget, pending one clerical correction.

A progress report … Read More


Former Crossville EMS supervisor charged after TBI investigation

Posted on March 2, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Randy Davidson

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside authorities from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, have obtained indictments for a now former emergency medical services supervisor accused of misusing his position to steal narcotics.

On Aug. 17, 2016, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI agents began investigating the theft of fentanyl from the Cumberland County Ambulance Service. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that Randy Davidson (DOB 9-29-69), a supervisor for the organization, was allegedly responsible for the crime. Additionally, investigators determined Davidson forged the ambulance service’s controlled substance records in an attempt to conceal … Read More


Equipment reported stolen from Doyle Fire Department 

Posted on March 1, 2017 6:06 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


According to Doyle Fire Chief Jason Sparks, two chainsaws have been reportedly stolen from the Doyle Fire Department. The chainsaws are listed below:  
Two Husqvarna Saws

  • Rotary Saw K760
  • Serial# 20130900510
  • Chainsaw 562XP
  • Serial# 20140900183

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the fire departments chainsaws, it is requested that you either contact Doyle Fire Chief Jason Sparks at 931-808-8599 or the White County Sheriff’s Office at 931-836-2700. A  $100 reward is being offered for information that leads to the successful return of the department’s saws. 


UPDATE: Structure fire on Oak Grove Rd

Posted on March 1, 2017 4:04 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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At approximately 2:00 pm on March 1, White County E-911 received an emergency call involving a residential structure fire on Oak Grove Rd, Walling. Volunteer firefighters from Cassville, Central View, and North End were first dispatched. Upon arrival, firefighters found the structure partially involved, with smoke venting from the roof area of the house, as well there was additional fire hazards around the home. Additional manpower was requested by the Incident Commander, therefore firefighters were dispatched from Doyle, Mt. Gilead, BonDeCroft, Cherry Creek, Hickory Valley, and Eastland volunteer fire departments to give assistance. According to Incident Command, the structure fire reportedly started from the … Read More


Active Structure fire on Oak Grove Rd

Posted on March 1, 2017 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


An ongoing active structure fire is currently at a residential home on Oak Grove Rd, Walling. Multiple agencies on the scene. Updates will be made available soon. 


Senior Meeting and College Night

Posted on March 1, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On March 16, 2017, White County High School will be having its Senior Meeting and College Night in the WCHS Auxiliary Gym and Roy Sewell Gymnasium. During the event, upcoming seniors and parents will learn more information about senior pictures, financial aid, college planning and project graduation. Several postsecondary institutions will be attending the event, as well, to help answer any questions and provide assistance as needed.

Pizza and drinks will be provided free of charge 5-5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Also, students will have a chance to win one of three $500 scholarships. The student must be in attendance in order to be … Read More


Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted on March 1, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 03-12-17 on state route 111 in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Driver license roadside safety checkpoints

Posted on March 1, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 3-5-17 on State Route 84 in White County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.


NWS hosting Skywarn Storm Spotter classes in Cookeville

Posted on March 1, 2017 7:07 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The National Weather Service in Nashville will be hosting their Skywarn Storm Spotter basic and advance classes this Saturday, March 4 at Tennessee Tech’s Bell Hall in Cookeville. Classes is scheduled to start at 10 am and will last until 3 pm. These courses are free to the public and all ages are welcome to attend! Participates will learn the basics of thunderstorms development, fundamentals of storm structures, identifying potential severe weather features, information on how to report severe weather, and basic severe weather safety.  The National Weather Service dates back to the 1800s and is the leading provider of weather, water, climate data, severe weather tracking, and … Read More


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