Monthly Archives: March 2017

Turkey hunters reminded of harvest check-in procedures

Posted on March 24, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

With spring turkey hunting season quickly approaching, sportsmen are reminded of the various methods to check in their birds. All harvested turkeys must be checked in by the end of the calendar day.

Turkeys can be checked in on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website or on the “TWRA On the Go” smartphone app or at a check station.

For sportsmen who do not have web/smartphone access, the TWRA suggests using a friend’s phone or computer to check in your harvest. If this is not possible, sportsmen can check in their harvest at a check station. Please note that due to a vendor change, there is about a … CONTINUED


Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the expense of their certification

Posted on March 24, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Beginning March 20, 2017, certified organic producers and handlers can apply to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices for a 75 percent cost share up to a maximum of $750 to defray costs related to receiving and maintaining organic certification, including inspection costs.

Those interested can apply at 59 FSA field offices across Tennessee. Applicants must submit an application form, W-9 tax form, proof of certification and an itemized invoice of the certification expenses.

Organic certification typically costs small farm producers between $600 and $1,000 annually. Costs increase based on product and sales volumes.

This marks a change in the process for those applying for this cost share. … CONTINUED


Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approves new master’s degree in accountancy on March 23

Posted on March 24, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

COOKEVILLE (March 23, 2017) – In its inaugural meeting, the Tennessee Tech University Board of Trustees today approved a new master’s degree in accountancy, non-mandatory fees for the next fiscal year, and various university policies. The board also selected its student trustee.

Gov. Bill Haslam was in attendance at the meeting. He described the new board as a “difference maker” for the university.

“It is hard to underestimate the impact of this university,” Haslam said. “Of the teachers in the Putnam County system, 90 percent of them graduated from Tennessee Tech. Of the folks working over at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, 25 percent of those folks have degrees … CONTINUED


Yard sale

Posted on March 23, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Mocs season ends in NCAA Tourney loss at Louisville

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s basketball team fell short in an 82-62 loss at Louisville in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Mocs got out to an 8-5 lead behind five points from junior Keiana Gilbert (Pulaski, Tenn.) who scored her 1,000th point in the loss. She had the Mocs first five of the game and freshman Lakelyn Bouldin (Spencer, Tenn.) followed with a 3-pointer of her own to break a 5-5 tie for the Mocs’ second and last lead of the game.

Louisville’s Jazmine Jones hit a layup, setting off a 15-0 run … CONTINUED


Burkett, Roberts dominate the mound to help clinch Golden Eagle series sweep over SIUE

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

COOKEVILLE – With offense serving as the dominant theme on Friday and Saturday, the tide turned to favor the Tennessee Tech pitching staff Sunday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles (15-6, 6-0) sealed a three-game series sweep over Ohio Valley Conference rival SIUE (10-9, 2-4) in a pitcher’s duel, 3-2.

With the win, the Golden Eagles remained the only team in the OVC undefeated in league play, boasting a 6-0 mark thanks to series sweeps over UT Martin and now the Cougars. It marks the program’s best start to conference play since the 1956 Tech squad started 9-0 and finished 10-1 in the OVC while winning the league and … CONTINUED


WCHS Warriors Baseball Team goes 1-3 in Gatlinburg

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

The WCHS Baseball Team traveled down to Gatlinburg this past weekend to compete in the Cure 4 Cancer Tournament.

The Warriors struggled with the bats this past weekend and were only able to pick up one win in four games. In their   two games on Friday night, the Warriors fell to Karns High School 3-0, and in the second game the Warriors got an 8-1 win over Oak Ridge. On Saturday the Warriors fell 2-0 to Hardin Valley High School in the first game and lost the second game 10-0 in six innings.

In the first game on Friday night, the Warriors and Karns High School were locked … CONTINUED


White County High School Warriorettes Softball Team able to complete sweep of Monterey

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

On Monday night, the White County High School Warriorettes Softball team traveled to Monterey to take on Monterey High School in a doubleheader. The Warriorettes were able to defeat Monterey High School by a score of 11-0 and 17-4.

In the first game of the night, Maggie Savage was dominant in the circle for the Warriorettes as she threw five innings and only gave up one hit. She didn’t allow that hit until the fifth inning. She also struck out seven and walked only one.

The Warriorettes got the scoring started in the second inning when Savage got the inning going with a single. Then Jessie Green laid … CONTINUED


WCMS Warriorettes split with Tullahoma Middle School

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

The White County Middle School Warriorettes Softball took on Tullahoma Middle School, on Monday night, in a double header. The Warriorettes were able to come away with a walk-off victory in game one of the doubleheader scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win by a final score of 13-12. In the second game of the night, the Warriorette’ bats weren’t able to keep up with Tullahoma as the Warriorettes fell 10-1.

In the first game of the evening, the Warriorettes were able to finish it in dramatic fashion, with a 13-12 walk-off victory over Tullahoma. The game was tied at 12 with the … CONTINUED


First look at his baby

Posted on March 23, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BANGOR, Wash. (March 21, 2017) Sonar Technician 3rd Class Darren Rosser, from Crossville, Tenn., assigned to the Gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733), meets his baby girl for the first time as the boat returns to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a routine strategic deterrent patrol. Nevada is one of eight ballistic-missile submarines stationed at the base providing the most survivable leg of the strategic deterrence triad for the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)


Words matter: Government is not a living thing. Or is it?

Posted on March 23, 2017 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By Mike Herr, CSG Administrative Staff

In “A History of American Political Theories”, Charles Merriam stated, “The Revolutionary doctrines of an original state of nature, natural rights, the social contract, the idea that the function of the government is limited to the protection of person and property – none of there finds wide acceptance among the leaders in the development of political science.”

To illustrate this erroneous line of thinking, New Zealand’s legislators recently passed a law giving the Whanganui River the legal status of a “PERSON”. The river now has its own rights and the ability to represent “itself” through human representation. Although … CONTINUED


Legislative news from the House

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

State Representative Paul Sherrell

House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two

major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act to create a pilot program to provide eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard funding toward a first-time bachelor’s degree through a tuition reimbursement program.

In addition, House lawmakers passed House Bill 433 this week that will make it easier for veterans to determine how their military training can count as credit in Tennessee’s colleges and universities.

The … CONTINUED


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