Monthly Archives: May 2017

Quebeck potluck

Posted on May 3, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, May 27

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact (931) 657-1009


Posted on May 3, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Transition to Trades Program graduates 117th soldier from HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Trades

Posted on May 3, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Transition to Trades, an approved Career Skills Program (CSP) developed by Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, proudly graduated its 117th member from its January, February, and March classes for HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing trades.

Transition to Trades, launched on July 5, allows separating soldiers the opportunity to attend Total Tech trade school (a subsidiary of Hiller, LLC) to learn valuable technical career skills while remaining active duty in the U.S. Army.

Total Tech offers a unique approach to technician training through classroom and hands-on laboratory instruction in a 10,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility.

As part of the program, students are guaranteed … CONTINUED


Fatal auto accident in Cookeville, two killed

Posted on May 2, 2017 3:03 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

According to the Cookeville Police Department, two male subjects have died due to their injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident on Mine Lick Creek Road, Cookeville. Cookeville Police Captain Carl Sells confirmed that Landon Hale, 68 years old and Robert Lowry, 72 years old were killed in this incident.

At approximately 12:35 pm on May 2, a single vehicle crash occurred on Mine Lick Creek Road near the intersection of Nova Circle in Cookeville.

The preliminary investigation by the Cookeville Police Department, indicates the vehicle a Chevrolet Corvette was traveling eastbound on Mine Lick Creek Road. The Corvette reportedly traveled off the south side of the roadway. … CONTINUED


Putnam County sheriff announces 2017/2018 budget initiatives

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

Eddie Farris, Putnam County sheriff

According to a press release issued May 2, 2017, Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris continues to enhance the professionalism and efficiency of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, in 2017, with a focus on improving jail operations.

In order to fulfill PCSO’s mission to serve and protect the citizens of Putnam County, the sheriff’s office is seeking additional funding from the county commission in the 2017/2018 budget due to the growth of the county and the necessity of more services.

Since 2000, Putnam County has experienced a 22 percent population increase and is estimated to grow at least another 13 percent by 2020. As … CONTINUED


Doris M. Lytle

Posted on May 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Doris M. Lytle, 52, of Sparta, passed away this morning, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Chamber seminars

Posted on May 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


WCHS Students received a visit from Life Force 

Posted on May 2, 2017 11:11 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Students from the White County High School received a special visit from the Sparta Fire Department and Erlanger’s Life Force medical helicopter. 

WCHS students were able to tour the helicopter, see the medical equipment and talk with the Life Force crew. 


WCHS Boys’ Soccer Senior Night

Posted on May 1, 2017 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Warrior Boys’ soccer faced Sequatchie County, on April 28. The Warriors were unable to secure the win as the game ended with the final score of 2-1. The Warriors did celebrate Senior Night with recognizing each senior and their achievements. L-R: Senior Warriors Sebastian Dunham, Conner Anderson, Patrick Barnfield, Justin Rittenberry, Andrew Thompson and Baltazar “Paco” Sebastian


Recovery efforts still underway for drowning victim

Posted on May 1, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Recovery efforts are still underway on Dale Hollow Lake for the body of a 46 year old Red Boiling Springs woman. Christina Esparza and her 17-year-old son left the Cedar Hill boat ramp paddling inflatable kayaks yesterday (April 30) before noon. With winds gusting at approximately 15-25 mph, waters were choppy and dock workers said the woman struggled to keep up with her son on the rough waters.

The son was maneuvering his kayak to return to his mother when he noticed her kayak had flipped and she was nowhere to be seen. Both kayakers were at least 100 yards from shore in water depths that varied between … CONTINUED


Help counsel others about Medicare

Posted on May 1, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There is something to be said for those who tackle the subject of Medicare. Those who take on this difficult topic find great satisfaction in helping others feel empowered about their health care choices.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is a federally grant-funded program that helps the Medicare population and their caregivers locally by offering free, unbiased information and counseling. SHIP is seeking professional volunteers to help provide local one-on-one benefits counseling in their own communities. Volunteers are trained on Medicare-focused benefits through a two-day course and are also cross-trained on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse through the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Program.

Upcoming training will take … CONTINUED


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted on May 1, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to … CONTINUED


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