Monthly Archives: April 2017

Spring Hill The Baptist Church Cemetery decoration

Posted on April 18, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Monday, May 29

Who: Families and friends

What: Decoration at Spring Hill the Baptist Church Cemetery

When: Worship service at 11 a.m., with a basket lunch to follow

Where: 300 Spring Hill Rd., in Walling

Contact: (931) 761-5026

D.A.R. presents awards

Posted on April 18, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

L-R: Terry Breedlove, Nakeisha Breedlove, Carol Breedlove and Pamela Wood

Rock House Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a potluck luncheon, on April 8, 2017, to honor award winners and their families. Good Citizenship Award recipient Hunter Copeland received a certificate, a Good Citizenship lapel pin and a monetary award.  Melea Johnson, White County High School History Teacher was recognized as the teacher having the most positive influence in Copeland’s life.  ROTC Medal recipient Nakeisha Breedlove received a certificate and will receive her ROTC medal on April 27, 2017.

What is a honey bee swarm?

Posted on April 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

From Scott Swoape, U.T. Extension Service

Swarming is the reproduction of a honey bee colony. It is a normal and natural phenomenon, and rarely poses a danger to people or animals. When honey bees have good weather and plenty of food, their populations can increase dramatically.

When a colony becomes crowded inside their current home (a bee hive, hollow tree, or other cavity) they will begin to raise a new queen bee. When this new queen is almost mature, the old queen will leave the hive, followed by about one half or two-thirds of the worker bees and some of the drones. This queen bee will land nearby, … CONTINUED

Historical showing guides Roberts to second OVC Pitcher of the Week

Posted on April 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

A historical showing on the hill proved enough for Tennessee Tech closer Ethan Roberts to claim his second adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week honors of the year Monday, sharing the weekly award with Southeast Missouri’s Justin Murphy.

A native of nearby Sparta, Tennessee., Roberts was dominant in two relief outings last week, including tallying the final three outs in a 5-2 victory at No. 19 Vanderbilt on Tuesday. In that game Roberts struck out the final batter of the game to pick up his ninth save of the season against the nationally-ranked Commodores.

On Friday against Murray State, he … CONTINUED

Sparta Green Market sets signup deadline for participating vendors

Posted on April 17, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Sparta Green Market announces that all vendors must have completed and submitted a vendor’s application no later than 10 days before the market opens.

The non-profit 2017 Sparta Green Market’s season officially begins 4-7 p.m., on May 19, 2017, Metcalf Park, near Liberty Square. The cutoff signup date for the May 19 market is May 10, 2017. All vendors must have completed and submitted a vendor’s application no later than 10 days before the market opens every third Friday, May to October. One application is good for all 2017 market events.

Clicking here will take the vendor to an online application or email For the 2017 … CONTINUED

Becoming an Outdoors Woman 2017 workshop set for June 2-4

Posted on April 17, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the 2017 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 2-4 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is aimed at women, and an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. However, the workshop provides useful for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will have a chance to take a variety of courses over the three days and the classes are taught by experts in their respective fields. There will be special programs in the evenings.

This year’s workshop offers classes in introduction to … CONTINUED

8th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race and Time Trial is April 22

Posted on April 17, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

This year, the Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race and Time Trial is on April 22. If you can help as a corner marshal or lead or wheel driver, please call or text Jeannie at (931) 265-8004. We’d love to get to know you and include you as a friend and volunteer.

Routes Start/Finish at Downtown Sparta


Some changes have been made to “going out” leg. A long stretch of new pavement has made it much better to now turn right on Blue Springs/Mack Floyd just before the 1.5 mile mark and stay on that till back on Hwy 84 and continue original route. … CONTINUED

Career Fair

Posted on April 17, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TN POWER AAU state qualifier champs in Knoxville

Posted on April 17, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

TN POWER based out of White County continues to find success at a local and state level. After finishing last season AAU State Champions and top 10 at AAU Nationals in Louisiana, TN POWER has begun the season with a 15-1 win/loss record.

“We are having a blast this season,” said Jon Powers. “My favorite part is the training and watching how motivated this group is to learn and put in the work. I’m sure their favorite part are the games, and they are making the best of it.”

This local group has already had big wins over AAU programs, such as TN Team Pride, Trotters, TN Fury … CONTINUED

Billings throws no-hitter as White County Middle School Warriors defeat Stone Memorial

Posted on April 17, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Tyler Billings was on his game, on April 13, as he kept the Stone Memorial bats quiet to give the White County Middle School Warriors the 4-0 win over Stone Memorial.

The Warriors got their offense going early, scoring twice in the top of the first inning. Tucker Nash led off the game with a walk. D.J. Paul was then hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Grant Slatten would then come up and lay down a sacrifice bunt but would reach on an error by the pitcher to load the bases with nobody out. Tucker Allen would then come up … CONTINUED

Warriors complete a three-game sweep over Cumberland County

Posted on April 17, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School baseball team collected a three-game sweep of Cumberland County April 10 and April 11 when the Warriors got a masterful performance from starter Macon Girdley, on April 10, as they came away with a 4-1 victory in eight innings. On April 11, the Warriors’ bats came alive, and their pitchers held Cumberland County scoreless as they secured a 6-0 win in the first game of the evening and got a 10-0 win to finish off the three-game sweep.

On April 10, neither team could get anything going offensively as the Warriors were only able to get four hits through the first seven innings, … CONTINUED

WCHS Warriorettes split a pair of district games to finish week

Posted on April 17, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School, Warriorettes’ softball team split a pair of home district games last week. The Warriorettes came away with an 11-0 win on April 11 when they took on Stone Memorial. On April 13, the Warriorettes couldn’t come away with a victory, falling to Warren County 7-3 in a back-and-forth affair.

On April 11, Maggie Savage didn’t allow a single run, as the Warriorettes defeated Stone Memorial 11-0. Savage allowed just two hits in the game.

After getting Stone Memorial to go down in order in the top of the first inning, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the Lady Panthers. … CONTINUED

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