Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fall Festival

Posted on September 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Oct. 28

Who: First Community Church of Sparta

What: Fall Festival and chili cook-off, with candy and games for children

When: 3 p.m.

Where: 184 Taft Church Rd, in Sparta

Contact: (931) 738-3200


First Baptist Church of Spencer homecoming

Posted on September 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, Oct. 1

Who: First Baptist Church of Spencer

What: Homecoming (celebrating 86 years of ministry)

When: 10:15 a.m., The Caravan Singers; 11 a.m., Bro. Roberts Haynes preaching

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 200-9525


Cagle singing

Posted on September 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Oct. 14

Who: Cagle Community Church

What: Singing – featuring The Lore Family of Portsmouth, Ohio

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Church, at Highway 8 and 111, in Dunlap


“Facing the Giants” movie

Posted on September 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Sept. 30

Who: First Baptist Church of Spencer

What: “Facing the Giants” movie under the stars; there will be popcorn and drinks; free admission; bring chair or blanket

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 427 College St., in Spencer, behind the library

Contact: (931) 200-9525


Annual Beyond Bow Muzzleloader Workshop set for Nov. 10-212

Posted on September 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 2017 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Muzzleloader Workshop will be sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Nov. 10-12 in Humphreys County.

Female hunters 18 and older will have the opportunity to learn about hunting deer during the weekend. The workshop will be held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge which incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat. Along with the hunts, a variety of topics including deer biology, deer management, and hunting ethics will be covered.

Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, two weeks priority will be given to first-time participants. The cost of … Read More


Archery Elk Hunt is Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Posted on September 27, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The elk archery-only hunt will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 6 with the seven participants who were announced at the August meeting of the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Selected to participate in the archery-only hunt were Johnny Lankford Delaney (Chattanooga), Edgar Michael Galaway (Brighton), William C. Harris (Smithville), Jimmy E. Hilliard (Maryville), Brandon T. Metcalf (Greeneville), Matthew Douglas Meyer (Knoxville), and Larry Wayne Rosenbaum (Dickson).

Similar to 2016, all hunt permits are valid on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and can also be used on private lands (with landowner permission) within the Elk Restoration Zone in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan and Scott counties.… Read More


Student Essay Contest to focus on citizenship

Posted on September 27, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is kicking off its second annual student essay contest to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The essays will focus on citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level.

Schools may submit two essays for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. All submissions can be submitted online now through Friday, Nov. 10.

Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship and a trip to the State Capitol next spring. First place winners receive a $500 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $250 and $100 respectively.

“The … Read More


Halloween fun

Posted on September 27, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Michael Anthony Sherrell

Posted on September 27, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Michael Anthony Sherrell, 58, of Sparta, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Sherrell was born Dec. 14, 1958, in Nashville, to Bobby Eugene Sherrell and Shirley Marsh Sherrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Chris Sherrell and Tim Sherrell.

Survivors include his daughter, Emily Sherrell; granddaughter, Mackenzie Sherrell; brother, Jack (Vickie) Sherrell; sister, Becky (Sam) Davis; nieces, Ashley (Daniel) Rice, Brittany Sherrell, Allison Sherrell, Chelse (Jon) Trejo, Seth Davis, Brayden Davis; great-nephews, Kallon and Samuel Trejo, Winston Davis, Hensley Rice; special friend, Betty Hickey; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. … Read More


Putnam County Executive designated Certified Public Administrator 

Posted on September 27, 2017 12:12 am by Bobby Lee McCulley


Putnam County’s Executive has recently been designated as a Certified Public Administrator by the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee recently honored Putnam County Executive Randy Porter as a Certified Public Administrator at a Capstone event at The Fontanel in Nashville.

Porter became Putnam County’s Executive in 2014. According to Porter, “This certification allows me to better serve the people of Putnam County.”

In order to become a Certified Public Administrator, approximately 80 credit hours must be completed in the County Officials Certificate Training Program. This program is available to every county official in Tennessee, thanks to the University of Tennessee’s County Techinical Assistance Service.

“This is … Read More


“Every penny helps” as the Bon Air Market “Snack Pack” continues its mission

Posted on September 26, 2017 10:10 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

The Bon Air Market sponsored “Snack Pack” continues it mission in helping school children across the county, thanks to the generosity of the Bon Air Market community.

“Every penny helps”, stated Cassville Elementary School Principal Juli Johnson. 627 pennies to be exact, is how many were donated through the Bon Air Market “Snack Pack” program to Cassville.

This month, Cassville Elementary School was the recipient of the charitable contributions that were made by the customers of Bon Air Market, through the “Snack Pack” bucket. Cassville received $146.32 from the “Snack Pack” program.

Every month, customers at Bon Air Market have the opportunity to donate their spare change or … Read More


Senator Paul Bailey to sit out remainder of Titans season

Posted on September 26, 2017 7:07 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey

Sen. Bailey said today he would make good on his promise to leave his premium season ticket seats empty, saying, “I won’t witness the hijacking of pre-game ceremonies that disrespect our flag and challenge the honor of any of the men or women who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms to enjoy these leisure-time activities.”

For the remainder of the season, Sen. Bailey said, he will leave his five 50-yard line seats vacant and donate an amount equal to the tickets value, split between two worthy organizations. The two organizations are C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization which provides assistance to the families of … Read More


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