Monthly Archives: June 2018

Leonard Wayne Young

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Leonard Wayne Young, 58, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., June 15, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 10 a.m., June 15, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Eagles and Warriors head to TTU

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriors and Van Buren County High School Eagles both took part in the Tennessee Tech playday, on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors picked wins in both of their games, on Thursday. The Warriors would get their day started with a win over Gordonsville. The Warriors would follow that up with a win over Monterey that afternoon. The Eagles would struggle, on Thursday; the varsity would lose to Livingston and Pickett County but would pick up a win over Gordonsville. On Friday, at their playday at Van Buren County High School, the Eagles would pick up wins over Grundy County and Signal Mountain but would

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WCMS football team enjoys Scoops

Posted on June 14, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School football players from both Van Buren and White counties are spending time this off-season getting into shape. The White County Middle School football staff is holding optional workouts at the White County High School football field in hopes of getting their players more physically fit and to cause fewer injuries during the season. A bonus to the workouts is the team is also getting to bond together and become a team. Last week during their workouts, the Warriors was treated to some Scoops Ice Cream. If anyone is interested in coming out or helping the WCMS program, please email Coach Mark Frasier:… Read More

Summer workouts underway

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

The school calendar may show vacation right now for the students. But for the White County High School football team, the only thing that is missing right now is the classes. While wins and losses are not officially recorded during the summer, the path to getting there is established during these “off” months. The Warrior football team is one of the teams working this off-season with a sense of urgency. The season opener is just a little over two months away, and there is plenty of work to be done to get ready to hit the field. Coach Jerry Lowery has the team working out at 8 a.m., … Read More

Warriorettes volleyball camp

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

Second-year volleyball coach Joni Simpson-Trivette held her annual volleyball camp on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. The Warriorettes had 33 campers attend. The Warriorettes worked with the campers on the bumping, hitting, and setting. (By Andy Southard)

Sparta Block and Tank finishes off perfect season in Jr. Girls’ Division

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

Kamryn McClatchy throws a pitch in Friday night’s championship game. McClatchy pitched all five innings for Premier.

With the White County-Sparta Little League Season coming to a close, on Friday night, the Girls’ Junior Division crowned their champion. Sparta Block and Tank took home both the regular season and tournament championships, with a perfect record, winning 5-1 over Premier Collision.

In the second inning, Sparta Block and Tank would take a 1-0 lead when Allison would come around to score. Neither team could get much going until the bottom of the fourth inning when Sparta Block and Tank would put the game away with three more runs to … Read More

Warriorettes were back in team camp this week

Posted on June 14, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

Kanden Reeves takes a 3 at a game earlier this summer. Reeves is one of the Warriorettes returning starters from last seasons teams.

Despite the rising temperatures outside and a lot of warm gymnasiums, in Cookeville and Lebanon, the Warriorettes’ basketball team competed at day camps hosted by Tennessee Tech and Lebanon High School.

Both WCHS teams, the Warriorette varsity and junior varsity, were in action over the course of the two days of camp.

At Tennessee Tech, the Warriorettes’ varsity struggled, going 1-2, on Monday. The Warriorettes were without a potential starter for the camp. Rising sophomore guard Gracie Dodgen missed the camp with an injury she … Read More

Red Turner’s comes from behind to win boys’ Jr. League Championship

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Andy Southard

Eli Smith throws a pitch in the championship game, on Friday night. Smith got the start for Red Turner’s.

The boys’ 9-10-year-old championship game, on Friday night, was a back-and-forth affair all night. Neither team could pull away until the fifth inning, when Red Turner’s would score nine runs to pick up to the 19-9 win over Jeff’s Body Shop.

Both teams would get a run in the first inning. Mason Steele would get the scoring started for Jeff’s with a double. He would later come around to score to make it 1-0 in favor of Jeff’s.

Turner’s, though, would answer in the bottom of the inning, when … Read More

Commander’s Call

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

This column is written by Hansel Moore, commander of the American Legion Post 207, in Spencer, Tennessee. It is to inform veterans and community members of news and events related the veterans in Van Buren County.

FLAG DAY June 14 also called National Flag Day, in the United States, a day honoring the national flag, observed on June 14. The holiday commemorates the date, in 1777, when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as the official date for Flag Day, and, in 1949, the U.S. Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day. Although … Read More

Jarod Binkley receives appointment to West Point

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jarod Binkley, son of Turner and Amanda Binkley, of Bone Cave, has received an appointment to the Class of 2022 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jarod Binkley, who is a 2018 graduate of Van Buren County High School, will report to West Point, on July 2 2018. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and U.S. Congressman Scott Desjarlais nominated Jarod Binkley, who is the first student from Van Buren County to have been selected to attend a United States military academy.

White County awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County has been chosen to receive $11,284 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and United Way of America.

The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of County Executive Denny … Read More

Denny Wayne Robinson seeks re-election for White County executive

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Denny Wayne Robinson

To all White Countians:

Thank you for the honor of serving as White County executive. It is truly a privilege to represent the community that I love and call home. I’m seeking re-election. I’d like to continue the good work that we’re doing, and I’m asking for your support.

My dad always told me, “If you want to measure someone’s performance, look to their actions rather than words.”

As I ask for your vote in the upcoming election, please allow me to share some highlights from my term as your county executive.

  • Lowest unemployment rate and the most jobs available in the history of White
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Students visit Washington D.C. courtesy of Caney Fork

Posted on June 14, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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More than 135 students from across Tennessee recently headed to Washington D.C., as a part of the 2018 Washington Youth Tour later.

The annual event, which began, on June 8, provides young leaders with an opportunity to explore the nation’s capital, learn about government, and develop their leadership skills.

Participating in this year’s trip are Lillian Hutchin, of Warren County High School, Ciera Taylor, of White County High School, Lina Young ,of Van Buren County High School, and Blake Moore, of DeKalb County High School. These students are being sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.

The Washington Youth Tour is sponsored by the Tennessee … Read More

TDOT is widening road near airport

Posted on June 14, 2018 10:10 am by Rima Austin

Tennessee Department of Transportation has informed the manager of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport that the department will be acquiring some of the airport property for a road-widening project.

During the June 12, 2018, board meeting, Dean Selby, airport manager, informed members about the matter.

“They notified us about this road down here, and how they are going to have to take some of our property for right-of-way reasons,” stated Selby. “They will make an equitable settlement just like they do every time they do a road project.”

In other business, the board discussed the status of the taxiway lighting project.

There will be a meeting at 2 p.m., … Read More

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