Monthly Archives: May 2018

Humane Society yard sale

Posted on May 23, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, June 2

Who: White County Humane Society

What: Yard sale

When: 7 a.m.-until

Where: Empty parking lot across from Hardee’s, on Bockman Way, in Sparta (all proceeds benefit White County Humane Society/White County Animal Shelter


Eastland decoration

Posted on May 23, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, June 3

Who: Eastland Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Cemetery


Triple Class gathering

Posted on May 23, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, June 9

Who: Classes of 1956, 1957, and 1958

What: Gathering – rain or shine (bring food to share and your favorite drink)

When: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Joe Pat and Janell Clark’s house, 4611 Pritchard Pass, in Cookeville


Wenda’s Warriors fish fry

Posted on May 23, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wenda’s Warriors will be hosting a Relay For Life fish fry, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2018, at The Splash, on Mayberry Street (formerly known as Wet Willie’s). You have the choice of either a fish plate or a fish sandwich. Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which helps fund research and provide life-saving drugs.


JROTC cadet recognized

Posted on May 22, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

At the White County High School JROTC Awards Ceremony, on April 25, 2018, Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter 2123, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), presented an award to Cadet Cpt. Emily M. May. Carolyn Carr, Chapter Recorder of Military Service Awards, presented the medal and certificate, which is given to a student who has demonstrated qualities of Academic Excellence, Leadership Ability, Military Discipline, Dependability, Patriotism, and Exemplary Character. L-R: Cadet Cpt. Emily M. May; Major Thomas McIntyre; and Carolyn Carr, Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter 2123, UDC.


CRMC one of first in Upper Cumberland to offer new, more comfortable mammogram

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Women’s Center at Cookeville Regional is one of the first in the Upper Cumberland to offer the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose.

This new system at The Women’s Center detects more invasive cancers, reduces false positives, and is FDA approved as superior to conventional 2D mammography for all women, including those with dense breasts.

“With this new technology, we are not only able to provide a more comfortable mammogram, but can do so while maintaining clinical accuracy, which is key,” said Dr. Donald Huff, radiologist at Cookeville Regional. “Mammograms play such … Read More


Collaboration is saving lives

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In August 2017, Cookeville became the second city in nation to outfit police department vehicles with Epipen kits thanks to a collaborative Epipen Program with the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation.

The Foundation provides Epipen kits for Upper Cumberland law enforcement agencies, school systems and civic groups in an effort to prepare them to respond appropriately to anaphylactic shock.

Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is an extreme, life threatening allergic reaction. It may occur after an insect sting, consuming food, or being exposed to chemicals, toxins or environmental antigens. Nearly two percent of Americans are at risk of anaphylaxis.

In early May of this year, Cookeville Police Department officers responded … Read More


Van Buren All District Baseball Team

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Four players from Van Buren County High School Varsity Baseball Team have been named to the All District Team. L-R: Sophomore – Jacob Guy, Junior – Logan Young, ​Senior – Austin Miller, and Junior – Mason Simmons​


National Trails Day is June 2 at Edgar Evins State Park

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Please help us celebrate National Trails Day at Edgar Evins State Park this year with a new trail, new aviary and a party. We’ll be cutting the ribbon on a new kid friendly approximately 1/2 mile hilly trail and unveiling the newly built aviary next to the Interpretive Center in Edgar Evins State Park on Saturday, June 2nd from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. There will be guided and unguided hikes on the Story Book Trail, featuring the book, Where Butterflies Grow, by Joanne Ryder with pictures by Lynne Cherry. This project is endorsed by the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Ready to Read, … Read More


Tennessee Department of Agriculture to accept additional hemp growing applications

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In effort to broaden the opportunity and impact of the industrial hemp program for farmers and industry, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is reopening the application period for industrial hemp grower and processor licenses through June 1, 2018.

“This is a proactive effort to assist Tennessee farmers who are looking to diversify, and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so,” Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton said. “We are seeing more interest in particular from tobacco growers who recently learned the company that purchases their crops would no longer buy tobacco from the U.S. We look forward to expanding the pilot program by reopening our … Read More


Legislator wins money for charity

Posted on May 22, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

State Representative Paul Sherrell, of White County, recently won $200 for the Veterans , in Sparta, during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s annual “Partnering for Charity” event, on Feb. 20, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown, in Nashville.

Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA’s Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services. In total, 50 legislators won a total of $8,450 in donations for charities in their communities

THCA is a nonprofit association representing long-term care facilities throughout the state. For more information about the association or to search for … Read More


Warriorette Basketball Camp

Posted on May 21, 2018 10:10 am by

Click here for downloadable version of entire registration form

White County High School Warriorette Basketball Camp

May 22-24, 2018

9:00-11:30

Roy Sewell Gymnasium

$40.00 per camper

(Make checks payable to White County High School)

Ages: K-8th grade


Dodgen steps down as WCHS softball coach

Posted on May 21, 2018 6:06 am by Andy Southard

Michael Dodgen

Not long after the 2018 softball season ended, White County High School head coach Michael Dodgen announced he was stepping down from that position.

Dodgen, who has been at the helm of the Warriorettes’ softball team for two seasons, steps down after one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Warriorettes, led by five seniors, posted an 18-12 mark. The Warriorettes won their first-round game shutting out Stone Memorial 9-0 but were defeated in their next two games by Cookeville and then Rhea County.

Dodgen, who has posted a 33-23-3 over his two years as the head coach of the Warriorettes, cited that he … Read More


Baseball players receive postseason honors at banquet

Posted on May 21, 2018 6:06 am by Andy Southard

Members of the Warriors’ baseball team who made the All-District team were (L to R), Drew Young, Jason Maxwell, David Smith, Holden Howard, Eli Young, and Macon Girdley.

Members of the Warriors’ baseball team who earned an award handed out by the coaches, on Thursday night, were (L to R) Tucker Allen, Jason Maxwell, Dawson Ogletree, Will Griggs, Dyson Reece, David Smith, Maverick Jennings, and Macon Girdley.

The finishing touches were put on the 2018 Warrior baseball season with a banquet, on Thursday, celebrating the season as a team and also distributing postseason honors.

The All-District team was selected by the coaches before the start of the District … Read More


National Heath Awareness Day reminds parents and coaches to protect youth athletes from heat

Posted on May 21, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

As weather warms up and many people are enjoying fun activities in the sun, health officials encourages everyone to take steps to protect yourself and your family against heat-related illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with school systems and sports programs to encourage parents and young athletes to prevent heat-related injuries this summer as part of the observance of National Heat Awareness Day, on May 25.

“Both heat and humidity play a role in the body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature and should be taken into consideration when planning outdoor activities,” stated Tennessee Department of Health Assistant Commissioner Dr. Morgan McDonald. “High body temperatures can … Read More


Should immigration be one of the top 10 issues concerning Tennesseans?

Posted on May 21, 2018 5:05 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog- By Debra Wines

Immigration and illegal immigration seem to be a major topic in politics during this current election season. Should it really be a big concern in Tennessee? Various politicians running for state offices seem to think it is. Diane Black ran a campaign ad, in April 2018, telling us that the Southern border is 760 miles from Tennessee, and liberals won’t enforce immigration laws. The underlying tones of her message were that because of liberals, Tennesseans could be “invaded” by illegal immigrants at any time, especially if she is not elected governor. She went on to say there would be no sanctuary cities under … Read More


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