Monthly Archives: March 2017

Class of 1968 reunion

Posted on March 28, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, April 8

Class of 1968

Who: White County High School Class of 1968

What: 50th reunion planning meeting

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: (931) 316-7241


Camp Lejeune vets awarded benefits for eight diseases

Posted on March 28, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Veterans who served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between Aug. 1 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, are eligible for V.A. benefits and compensation if they are diagnosed with any of eight diseases. The covered conditions are:

  • Adult leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Parkinson’s disease

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elmore, White County veterans service officer, at (931) 836-3595.


Republicans elect new officers

Posted on March 28, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On March 27, before a packed house at the White County Courthouse, the White County Conservative Republicans held their bi-annual reorganization meeting. Nominations and election of officers was conducted. A smooth transition took place as the 2017-2019 White County Executive Committee assumed their new positions.

Elected officers are:

Bill Loos, chair

Misty Ragland, 1st vice chair

Jim Sergio, 2nd vice chair

Wendell Rust, 3rd vice chair

Brenda Austin, secretary

Lisa Robinson, treasurer

Chairperson Loos spoke of unity and moving the party forward. Special appreciation for their service was extended to Robert Dunham and the retiring executive committee.


Saint Thomas Health names Brian Gill as new vice president

Posted on March 28, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Brian Gill, MSW, MBA has been named Vice President Service Line Development, Behavioral Health for Saint Thomas Health, effective April 3, 2017. This is a new position for Saint Thomas Health. Gill has worked in healthcare in multiple clinical and executive positions specializing in the behavioral health of youth, adults and older adults during his career. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

Gill recently served as a corporate regional operations director supporting 10 behavioral health programs across the U.S.; he also held executive positions at Sonora Behavioral Health in Tucson, Arizona, and Montevista Hospital, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He … Read More


Findlay Elementary

Posted on March 28, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

HONOR ROLL

3rd grade

A’s: Langley Austin. Lorelei Bouldin, Paisley Bryant, Kameron Caldwell, Gracelyn Clark, Ashley Gibson, Shelby Gibson, Jonathan Lohorn, Jolie McBride, Sophia Morris, Neel Patel , Andrew Price, Haley Roberts, Harleigh Young

A’s and B’s: Katelyn Blakeman, Jayde Bumbalough, Macie Burton, Angel Clark, Zachary Conley, Jayden Farley, Matthew Judd, Mollie McDowell, Elise Pace, Sydney Sigler, Riley Slater, Will Thomas, Rhett Underwood, Will Walker, Joshua Whitaker

4th grade

A’s: Quinn Allen, Lucas Blakeman, Abby Heady, Gabriel Hume, Luci McKee, Gracie Meadow, Breanna Powell, Rayna Price, Nickolas Sims, Gage Stephenson, Gage Stover, Brady Swallows, Haley Trisdale, Aiden White

A’s and B’s: Emma Dorner, Chloe Fletcher, Sage Groff, Samuel … Read More


UDC members attend board meeting

Posted on March 28, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Members of the Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy recently attended the UDC Spring Board meeting, held at the UDC Memorial Building in Richmond, Virginia. L-R: Brenda Hall-McDonald, Division Parliamentarian; Jeanell Kutterer, Division Chaplin; Nelma Crutcher, past General Officer; Matilda Speck, Division President and member of Captain Sally Tompkins 2123; Pat Bryson, President General; Rebecca Sardella, Division 3rd Vice President; Elaine Russell, Division Historian; and Mary Loyd Reneau, Division Recording Secretary.


Gerald Crabb at Lighthouse Church

Posted on March 28, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gerald Crabb is featured at a revival at Lighthouse Church, 7540 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta, through Tuesday, March 28. Service time is 7 p.m.

Crabb was born in the small rural town of Rosine, Kentucky. As a young boy, Gerald was passionate about music. At age five he sang for the first time in public at a church in Louisville. By age eleven, Gerald was playing the guitar and was preaching by age sixteen. Over the years, God has blessed Gerald with a thriving ministry and a compelling career in music as a singer, songwriter, publisher, and producer.

In 1994, Gerald founded the international known group, the … Read More


Edward Dale Kindle

Posted on March 28, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Edward Dale Kindle, 71, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


White County resident killed, others injured during a crash on Saturday night.

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


Tragedy has unfortunately struck the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department, as one of their fellow firefighters was killed in an automobile accident this past Saturday night. 

State Troopers confirmed that BonDeCroft Fire Department Captain Christopher Ryan White, 27, passed away at the scene. 

On March 25 at approximately 9:06 pm, White County E-911 distpatchers received an emergency call regarding a single vehicle accident on Southard Road, Sparta. According to the 911 caller, a Jeep reportedly flipped while trying to avoid a deer. 

Emergency personnel with the White County Sheriffs Office, NorthEnd Volunteer Fire Department, White County EMS, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were all dispatched … Read More


Jenila Carol Martin

Posted on March 27, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jenila Carol Martin, 72, of Spencer, passed away March 27, 2017, at Erlanger Medical, in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Martin was born July 11, 1944, in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of Gordon Russell and Genevieve Goforth Russell.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., March 30, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in White Hill Cemetery, in Rocky River. The family will receive friends 5-9 p.m., March 29, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Gregory Carlen Hutchings

Posted on March 27, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Gregory Carlen Hutchings, 60 of Sparta, passed away March 26, 2017.

Mr. Hutchings was born Jan. 13, 1957.

Funeral service will be graveside, 1 p.m., March 29, 2017, at Boiling Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 29, at Hunter Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583, to help the Hutchings family with funeral expenses.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Christopher Ryan White

Posted on March 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Christopher Ryan White, 27, of Sparta, passed away March 25, 2017.

Born Sunday, Dec. 10, 1989, in Sparta, he was the son of Mark Anthony White and Clarice “Chrissy” Fox White.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James White.

He was an auto body repairman for Cumberland Automotive, in Cookeville, and was a captain at the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department.

Like his dad, he had a passion for working on cars. He was so full of life and love for everyone, especially his soon-to-be wife, Paige, and daughter, Kenzie.

Survivors include his parents, Mark and Chrissy White, of Sparta; fiancée, Paige Hutson, of Sparta; brother, Aaron … Read More


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