Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bill Poston

Posted on August 19, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bill Poston, 86, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Livingston gets a big run

Posted on August 18, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

Livingston scores on a 62 yard touchdown with 3:13 remaining to go up 21-0 in the first quarter.


Livingston strikes again

Posted on August 18, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

With 7:45 left in the first quarter Livingston Academy strikes again with a 65 yard pass to go ahead 14-0.


Livingston strikes first

Posted on August 18, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

Livingston Academy strikes first with 10:34 left in the first quarter to go ahead 7-0.


Join the fun for a good cause

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Join the fun for a good cause

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Appalachian Renovation Loan Program available for White County

Posted on August 18, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Homeowners in White County may be eligible for funds through the Appalachian Renovation Loan Program for repairs or improvements to their homes.

ARLP is a program provided through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency to improve home ownership for residents of Appalachian counties. Homeowners of single-family (one-to-four unit) homes in White County that require repairs or modifications are eligible to apply.

Eligible property types include single family 1-4 unit residences or manufactured homes (double-wide only). Commercial properties, multifamily properties and properties listed on a state or national historic register are ineligible.

The terms of the loan include:

  • Maximum Loan Amount of $25,000
  • 4% Interest Rate
  • Repayable
  • 5-Year Loan Term
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Hunter is elected alternate Angus delegate to 134th annual meeting

Posted on August 18, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

David Hunter, of Sparta, has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 134th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, set for Nov. 6, 2017, at the Fort Worth Convention Center, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hunter, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is one of 258 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as an alternate state representative to the annual meeting. Representing 44 states and the District of Columbia, those serving as state delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

The annual … Read More


Overton County Patriots

Posted on August 18, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Overton County Patriots will meet at 6 p.m., Aug. 28, in the Millard Oakley Public Library, in Livingston. The speakers for the meeting will be Judd Matheny, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives 6th District, and Gary S. McKenzie, criminal court judge for Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, and White counties (13th Judicial District). Everyone is invited to attend.


TTU Board approves university administration restructure and evaluation process for president

Posted on August 18, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Aug. 17, 2017, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved a restructuring of the university’s administration at its meeting today, along with procedures to evaluate the university’s president. The board also approved Tech’s new facilities priorities.

Administrative Restructure

The board approved a reorganization proposal that grew from an organizational assessment conducted by Huron Consulting, an outside agency. The assessment identified possible opportunities to enhance the alignment of roles and responsibilities at the executive and vice president levels.

This restructure is expected to better position the university for execution of its current priorities, as well as the fulfillment of strategic goals.

The restructure is budget neutral.

The changes … Read More


Fishing in Tennessee

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

Jay Green, of Ohio, recently visited his great-grandfather, Ken Carruthers, and caught this 16-inch bass at Center Hill Lake. It was his first catch, and he was so proud.


VBHS volleyball starts off with wins

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

By Michelle Christian

Van Buren High School volleyball team open its season, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

Both junior varsity and varsity came away with wins in this district competition against Oakdale High School.

On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, VBHS volleyball hosted Bledsoe County. These two counties are heavy rivals in every sport, and volleyball is no exception. VBHS Junior Varsity was able to pull out a win, winning both matches 25-19 and 25-21.

In the second game of the night, VBHS Varsity and Bledsoe County Varsity met up at the net, but VBHS Varsity was not able to pull out the wins, losing three matches 25-10, 25-10, … Read More


Multi-county methamphetamine distribution ring busted

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

On Aug. 16, 2017, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and other Upper Cumberland law enforcement agencies joined forces to bring charges against 12 individuals for distributing methamphetamine in multiple counties.

Nine of the individuals have been arrested and currently reside in the Putnam County Jail:

-Ronnie Edward Argo, Jr.: conspiracy to distribute Over 300 grams of Methamphetamine, $75,000 bond

-Joseph Israel Neely: conspiracy to distribute Over 300 grams of methamphetamine, $250,000 bond

-Kristan Nicole Harville,: conspiracy to distribute Over 300 grams of methamphetamine, $250,000 bond

-Darby Dee Brunson: conspiracy to distribute Over 300 grams of methamphetamine, $250,000 bond

-Lindsey L. Goad: conspiracy … Read More


Baxter seniors win U.C. Senior Brain Game competition

Posted on August 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Each year, local senior center teams participate in a battle of the wits to be named Upper Cumberland Senior Brain Games champions and for a chance to challenge other seniors in the state in their trivia knowledge. This year, three Baxter seniors took home that title and will advance in the competition to represent the region in the Middle Tennessee Senior Brain Games.

The Baxter Senior Center’s team known as the Baxter Busy Bees I became the district champions after battling against five other teams in the trivia-based competition hosted by the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

The district … Read More


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