Monthly Archives: April 2017

Chamber Golf Scramble

Posted on April 29, 2017 1:01 pm by


Doyle Car Show draws a large crowd 

Posted on April 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


The Town of Doyle Car Show is currently on going today. 

Food vendors, music, and plenty of cars are on display drawing a large crowd of spectators and participants. 


Jeffery Lynn Myers

Posted on April 29, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Jeffery Lynn Myers, 63, of Doyle, departed this life on April 21, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m., May 2, 2017, at Doyle Methodist Church. Bro. John Murphy will officiate. Family and friends will gather in the church’s fellowship hall following the service.

Mr. Myers was born March 23, 1954.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Nolan Myers; his brother, Donald Anthony Myers; and sister, Shawna Evon Myers.

Survivors include four sons, Harley, Buck, Jesse and Jeff , all of Panama City, Florida; his mother, Minnie Scott; five sisters, Renay Myers, of Doyle, Carolyn Dunham, … Read More


White County High School JROTC holds their annual Awards Ceremony

Posted on April 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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On April 27, 2017 the White County High School US Army JROTC program held their annual Awards Ceremony. Student participants in the JROTC program were recognized and awarded by numerous civic groups including the leadership team of the high school’s JROTC program.

Cadets were awarded for their leadership skills, marksmanship, academic success, and commitment to the JROTC program. Congratulations to all those who were recognized for their achievements this academic school year.

The White County High School US Army JROTC program is under the leadership of Major Thomas Mclntyre and Sergeant Major Tim West.

 


Comptroller releases report on senior long-term care in Tennessee

Posted on April 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has released a report examining the projected growth in Tennessee’s senior population (age 65+) by 2030 and its impact on public long-term services and support programs for low-income Tennessee seniors.

The report is intended to provide objective analysis and options for policymakers’ consideration. The report does not make recommendations.

The number of Tennessee seniors age 65 and over is expected to almost double from 850,000 in 2010 to 1.7 million in 2030. Although Tennessee has made changes in its TennCare/Medicaid program to help control the growth in the costs of long-term services and supports, costs will likely increase substantially … Read More


The Dog Show at the Life Care Center of Sparta was a huge success

Posted on April 28, 2017 11:11 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

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Residents at the Life Care Center of Sparta had the opportunity on April 27, 2017 to watch and participate in the National Dog Day Show held at Life Care Center of Sparta. Eight furry canines showed off their beauty and talent to the residents of Life Care in hopes of being declared the winner.

Participants in the dog show included Norma Jean Key with her toy yorkie named Zoey, Betsy and Chip Williams with their shortie named Bella, Jo Scherer with her chihuahua named Mea, Judy Gibson with her border collie named Jake, Danny Fish with his canine named Gator, Dewey Young with their … Read More


White County is working to become a Healthier Tennessee Community

Posted on April 28, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness today announced White County has been named a candidate for official designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community.

Healthier Tennessee Communities are those that encourage and enable more physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at the local level. The program takes a community-wide approach to improving Tennesseans’ health by engaging the local leaders of cities, towns, counties and neighborhoods.

“Research has shown that we are much more likely to change our health -related behavior and establish healthy habits when we are encouraged and supported by others – when we are in community,” Governor’s Foundation CEO Richard Johnson said. “That’s why making … Read More


Tiffany Hood Jensen

Posted on April 28, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tiffany Hood Jensen, 37, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, formerly of Cookeville, passed April 20, 2017, at her home in Florida.

She was born Jan. 29, 1980, in Cookeville, to Thomas Henry Hood and Deloris Jean Massa Howard.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Thomas and Vangle Hood; maternal grandfather, James Massa; and foster daughter, Heidi Shinn.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Thomas and Brenda Hood, of Livingston; mother and stepfather, Deloris and Merrill Howard, of Cookeville; sons, Austin Thweatt, Johnathon Jensen; daughters, Courtney Thweatt, Brittany Thweatt, Jenna Jensen; maternal grandmother, Reba Mahan Massa; grandchildren, Marissa and Mathew Jensen; sister and brother-in-law, Tracy and D.C. … Read More


Fundraiser to help provide housing for veterans

Posted on April 28, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Home caregivers of patients with decreased mobility invited to class at Tennessee Tech

Posted on April 28, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Caring for a patient or family member with decreased mobility can be a challenging task.

On Saturday, May 13, home caregivers from across the Upper Cumberland are invited to the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing at Tennessee Tech for an opportunity to learn how to safely transfer and use lift equipment.

“The goal of this education course is to promote safety and make caregivers more comfortable with operating lift equipment in the home,” said Toni Roberts, lecturer at Tech and doctor of nursing practice.

These free classes are made possible by a quality of life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

“We will now be able to … Read More


Swim time at YMCA

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


State Senate passes legislation aiding law enforcement officers and members of the military

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

The full Senate unanimously approved legislation this week to enhance penalties against those convicted of intentionally selecting their victim because of his or her status as a uniformed law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces. Senate Bill 1342 was inspired by the many brave men and women in uniform who have lost their lives, were injured or targeted simply because of their jobs as protectors of the community.

“Thousands of men and women voluntarily put their uniforms on every day to protect and serve our communities and this nation,” said Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), sponsor of the bill. “It is deeply disturbing when they are intentionally … Read More


Tech breaks ground on new student recreation center

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

A dream of a student recreation center at Tennessee Tech is becoming a reality.

After years of planning, school administrators, staff, students, local officials and special guests donned hard hats and pushed shovels in the ground on the corner of Willow Avenue and 7th Street today to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the new facility.

“It’s fantastic day for Tennessee Tech to break ground on this signature building — a $50 million fitness center,” said Tech President Phil Odlham. “It’s all about the students at Tennessee Tech. A huge percentage of our students participate in intramurals and fitness, and to have a facility that will accommodate this … Read More


Thetta Dunn

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

Thetta Dunn, 66, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2017, in Nashville.

Ms. Dunn was a very special person. She was feisty, loud, full of life, and always approached everything with a great sense of humor. To say the least, she was unforgettable. She never met a stranger, and her family went far beyond blood. She may have only had two biological children, but there are dozens that call her Mama. Thetta was a Walmart associate for 13 years. She made countless friends while working at the Sparta Walmart, and her laughter could be heard throughout the entire store. She was the rock of her entire family for … Read More


Rascoe Enoch Cooper

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

Rascoe Enoch Cooper, 88, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2017, at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Cooper was born Nov. 29, 1928, in the Old Zion community of White County, to Charlie B. Cooper and Notie Elizabeth Medlin Cooper.

He graduated from White County High School, in 1949, where he was captain of the basketball team. He had a lifelong passion for basketball and coached teams as his children and grandchildren participated in the sport. He was a Tennessee Walking Horse owner and enthusiast who participated in horse shows in his younger years and watched horse shows in his later years. He also enjoyed listening … Read More


Paulette Sigler Duke

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

Paulette Sigler Duke, 58, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Duke was born Sept. 24, 1958, in Niagra Falls, New York, to Chief Master Sgt. Paul Sigler and Nancy Sigler.

She was the wife of Master Sgt. Ronald Duke.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m., April 28, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., April 28, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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