Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cassandra Ann Saylors Schnabel

Posted on December 12, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Cassandra Ann Saylors Schnabel, 73, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at Mabry Health Care, in Gainesboro.

Ms. Schnabel was born April 2, 1944, in White County, to Hubert Saylors and Payla Brown Saylors.

She lived in Colorado, California, Michigan, and Tennessee during her life. Her professional career included serving as a licensed practical nurse at both White County and Cookeville hospitals, in obstetrics.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Mabry Health Care Center, in Gainesboro. Their care and concern for her for many years is much appreciated, and for that we are thankful.

She is survived by numerous cousins.

Graveside service … Read More

Angelia “Angie” Renee Evans

Posted on December 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Angelia “Angie” Renee Evans, 64, passed away Dec. 10, 2017.

Ms. Evans was born Feb. 23, 1953, in Sparta, to A.C. Cummings and Arcanna Stewart Evans.

She was well liked by everyone and could always make you laugh. She was a member of the 1971 girls’ basketball team where she was named Miss Basketball. Ms. Evans was also an avid Cleveland Cavaliers fan. She worked many years at the YMCA and Wagner Electric. She was also a Junior Pro basketball coach. She was baptized into The Church of Christ, on July 12, 1966.

Ms. Evans was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Arcola Stewart, Irene Cummings; brother, Avery … Read More

Toledo Byrd

Posted on December 12, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Toledo Byrd, 61, of Dowelltown, passed away Dec. 9, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Jan.10, 1956, to Melvin Edward Byrd and Gladys Alberta Adamson Byrd.

Ms. Byrd was a Pentecostal and worked as a switchboard operator with the Veterans Administration.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dean Yaney, Vetrice Cook; one brother, Clay Byrd; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Yaney, Billy Cook Sr.; and one sister-in-law, Linda Byrd.

Survivors include three children, Melvin (Shelia) McCloud, of McMinnville, Todd McCloud, of Smithville, Tolesha Suggs, of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Brett Earls, Tyler, Logan and Lexi McCloud, Conner, Cadance and Jieseyn “Jiebo” Suggs; two great-grandchildren, Addyson and … Read More

Rosalita Ancar Haston

Posted on December 12, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Rosalita Ancar Haston, 72, passed away with family by her side, at home, on Dec. 9, 2017.

Mrs. Haston was born Nov. 29, 1945, to John Ancar and Regina Phillips Ancar, in the family home, on Grand Bayou, Louisiana.

She served as a mighty Sunday School teacher and laid a firm foundation within the hearts of many children. Mrs. Ancar was also a powerful prayer warrior at which she tithed her time to the Lord. In addition, she was a talented accordion player. She loved her family with all her might.

Mrs. Haston is survived by her husband of 26 years, David Rhoton Haston; stepchildren, Hope (Ian) James, … Read More

Lost dog: Answers to “Dorky”

Posted on December 12, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lost dog – His name is Dorky, and he is very friendly. He was lost on Highway 111, Old Kentucky Rd. He is a Dachshund-Yorkie mix. He’s a little over a year old. Call (931) 644-9676, and ask for Melissa Deweese. A $100 reward is offered.

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Posted on December 12, 2017 8:08 am by

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Help needed

Posted on December 12, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BonDeCroft Baptist Church

Posted on December 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

106.9 Kicks Country listeners raise more than $4,500 for U.C. seniors

Posted on December 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Local senior citizens will receive more than $4,500 in food baskets thanks to the generosity of local neighbors Friday.

106-9 Kicks Country and Lite Rock 95.9 partnered with Golden Corral of Cookeville for the Golden Circle Of Giving Breakfast. Thanks to Golden Corral, every cent of the $10 donation went to purchase food items for seniors through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

Sam’s Club of Cookeville matched the first $1,500 in donations from Friday’s breakfast.

The money goes to make and deliver food baskets with Christmas treats and other staples, such as ham, fruit, crackers and stamps, to senior citizens in the Upper Cumberland. … Read More

James Eugene Hill

Posted on December 11, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James Eugene Hill, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 8, 2017, at Alvin C. York Medical Center, in Murfreesboro.

Born June 4, 1940, in Holgate, Ohio, he was the son of William Hill and Rosemary Fitzworth Hill. He was the husband of Rita Sharlene Norris Hill.

Mr. Hill served in the U.S. Navy, was an avid hunter, loved to fish, and enjoyed basketball. He spent his entire career in commercial tire sales and customer networking. A passion of Mr. Hill’s was his love for animals, especially his “puppydoodles.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jonathan and Gary Hill; and sister, Kathleen Scott.

Survivors include his … Read More

Seeking information about stabbing on Eller Ridge Road in Cookeville

Posted on December 11, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – On Sunday, Dec. 10, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., 27-year-old Jason Montgomery was stabbed at a residence on Eller Ridge Road. Montgomery was involved in a fight with another individual who was visiting at the residence when he was stabbed. He was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center by a man who was staying at the residence. Montgomery was later flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, and he is listed in critical condition.

If you or someone you know have any information regarding this ongoing investigation, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office (931) 528-8484.

Miktarian’s art at Mad Raven

Posted on December 11, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Paul Miktarian’s folk art originals and prints of fish, houses, wrestlemania, dragonflies, cats, and bugs, along with his book, “Paul’s Art,” will be featured at The Mad Raven, 255 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta, through Saturday, Dec. 16.

WCHS senior cheerleaders participate in Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Disney World

Posted on December 11, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School senior cheerleaders were a group of more than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that represented their schools in the Third Annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular, at the Walt Disney World Resort, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, in Orlando, Florida.

The WCHS senior cheerleaders were invited to perform in the parade as part of a select group of 10th to 12th grade captains, co-captains, and officers who attended a varsity spirit summer camp this year.

The WCHS cheerleaders performed in an exclusive pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in front of hundreds of fans. The senior members of the WCHS cheerleaders … Read More

Turnovers stop Warriorettes on Friday against Lady Jets

Posted on December 11, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Gracie Dodgen fends of a Cumberland County player during Friday night’s game.

No matter what sport you are playing, turnovers can go a long way in helping decide the outcome of the contest. That was the case in Friday night’s loss to the Cumberland County Lady Jets. White County High School was defeated 73-37 by the host Lady Jets.

For the game, the Warriorettes turned the ball over 31 times. Mistakes are something that comes with inexperience, and the Warriorettes are a young team, with the team being mostly made up of sophomores and freshmen.

The Warriorettes shot the ball exceptionally well from the 2-point range, but the … Read More

Sluggish second half dooms Warriors at Cumberland County

Posted on December 11, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Kegan Dodson

The Saturday night trip up the mountain was not a good venture for the Warrior basketball team. The home-standing Cumberland County Jets outscored White County High School 25-13 in the second half after trailing 41-32 at the half.

The fourth quarter was what hurt the Warriors. Going into the fourth quarter the Warriors led 51-44, but in the fourth quarter, the Warriors didn’t make a single field goal and were 3 of 6 from the charity stripe.

The Warriors would lead throughout most of the game until the 2:14 mark in the fourth quarter when CCHS took a 55-54 lead.

In the first quarter, Dyson Reece … Read More

Van Buren High School Eagles and Eaglettes split with Cookeville

Posted on December 11, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Bo Walker goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Walker finished with 17 points on Friday night to help the Eagles beat the Cavaliers.

On Friday night, the Van Buren County High School Eagles and Eaglettes played host to the Cookeville Cavs and Lady Cavs. In the first game of the evening, The Eaglettes struggled to get anything going offensively. The Eaglettes fell to the Lady Cavs 64-36. In the nightcap, the Eagles held on after the fourth quarter comeback by the Cavs to win by a final score of 81-79.

In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes fell behind early, trailing … Read More

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