Monthly Archives: September 2018

White County Fair Baby Pageants

Posted on September 7, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

MISS TODDLER. Fourth runner-up, Elyza Mae Trivette; third runner-up, Kendelyn Lee Leftwich; second runner-up, Allivah Lynn Johnson; first runner-up, Mallory Quinn Poss; winner, Coraline Rose England

MISS TINY TOT. Fourth runner-up, Marcie Ella Mae Troglen; third runner-up, Chloe Mariana Knight; second runner-up, Riley Reese Hawkins; first runner-up, Emma Marie Brady; winner, Keely Marie Crider


White County Fair Pageants

Posted on September 7, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

LITTLE MISS. Fourth runner-up, Aspen Reese Templeton; third runner-up, Maricarmen Irene King; second runner-up, Aspen Capri Clark; first runner-up, Raylee Jean Thomas; winner, Louella Irene Weston

LITTLE PRINCESS. Fourth runner-up, Ansley Shay Daniels; third runner-up, Haston Adeline Morgan; second runner-up, Lyla Shay Ryan; first runner-up, Kayleigh LeAnn Humphrey; winner, Jaylyn Garside


White County Fair Pageants

Posted on September 7, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

FAIREST LITTLE MISS. Miss Congeniality, Ellise Degroat; fourth runner-up, Madlyn Savage; third runner-up, Anniston Swallows; second runner-up, Addyson Clark; first runner-up, Lily Brock; winner, Shelby Elam

FAIREST JUNIOR MISS. Miss Congeniality, Jayla Stoglin; fourth runner-up, Jayla Stoglin; third runner-up, Addy Kress; second runner-up, Ella Young; first runner-up, Lillie Duvall; winner, Gracelyn Clark


White County Fair Pageants

Posted on September 7, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

FAIREST OF THE FAIR. Miss Congeniality, Sierra Maggart; fourth runner-up, Sierra Maggart; third runner-up, Jordana Gilley; second runner-up, Hailie Young; first runner-up, Gretchen Young; winner, Daniele Dildine

FAIR PRINCESS. Miss Congeniality, Emily Luna; fourth runner-up, Madeline Pryor; third runner-up, Emily Luna; second runner-up, Savannah Kelley; first runner-up, Anna Ervin; winner Hannah-Kate Sims


BonDeCroft VFD celebrates 40 years of service to community

Posted on September 7, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Komen Race for the Cure Upper Cumberland celebrates 10th year

Posted on September 7, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee Affiliate has been active in the Upper Cumberland for 10 years partnering with community supporters to end breast cancer. Komen’s Race for the Cure is a key fundraiser for our Komen Central TN Affiliate which leaves up to 75 percent of all monies in the region the Race for the Cure is held. The remaining 25 percent of these monies go to fuel the research to find better treatments and cure breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Survivor of the Year is Karla Hill. Karla was diagnosed and treated for Stage 1 Breast Cancer. She is now a cancer free survivor. She works … CONTINUED


Posted on September 7, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


7 things I’d do if I wanted to keep poor people poor

Posted on September 6, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By By Brian Balfour

If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let’s count them down.

1: An Expanding Welfare State

For starters, I would advocate for a robust and ever-expanding welfare state—programs like Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance, etc.

I would recognize that an effective recipe for keeping poor people poor is to create incentives that push them into decisions that prevent them from climbing out of poverty.

Rather than help individuals, the perverse economic incentives created by the “social safety net” trap aid recipients on welfare.

Case in point: A 2012 study by Pennsylvania’s … CONTINUED


The joy of hard work and reaping the benefits

Posted on September 6, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Grayson and Anderson worked so hard, I just had to reward them…besides, they are so stinking cute. But, honestly, it was the hard work that I rewarded – not their cuteness.

Sammie and I, plus Whitney’s dad, had helped load the second rental truck – thereby becoming accomplices to their move to Nashville. Those of us left behind weren’t too crazy about the move, but, just the same, we had helped. After loading up, Sammie and I accompanied Stephen, Whitney, and the boys to their new home in suburban Mount Juliet.

As we began to unload the truck, Grayson and Anderson pitched in like Trojans. They had helped, … CONTINUED


Eller pushes for more autism awareness

Posted on September 6, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

Stories like the one from Dickson County in which a father was arrested for allegedly killing his 5-year-old autistic son are the subject of nightmares for parents who have children with special needs.

It is because of this story and others like it that Lisa Eller, who has a non-verbal autistic son, thought there should be more awareness brought to autism.

Eller stated her history of working with special needs children and adults aided her in recognizing the signs that her son could have autism at a young age. She stated he was already in therapy before he got an official diagnosis, and she knew he needed speech … CONTINUED


Sept. 11, 2001 – Remembering when the towers fell

Posted on September 6, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

Lt. Col. Al Klee, U.S. Army, ret.

Just like the Kennedy assassination, almost everyone can remember where they were when the planes went through the World Trade Center towers, on Sept. 11, 2001.

Some could not believe it was happening, while others were there in the midst of the chaos and devastation. When asked if anything was different at the courthouse on the day that it happened, newly elected county court clerk Sasha Wilson, who was an assistant in the clerk’s office at the time, said nothing was out of the ordinary that day.

“I was on my way to work when I heard it on the radio … CONTINUED


Dobson decides to remain as student resource officer

Posted on September 6, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

For 21 years White County parents have become accustomed to seeing Sgt. Kenny Dobson directing traffic in front of the White County Middle School. Imagining someone else standing out on Turntable Road in the early morning hours would, to some, be considered unimaginable.

Dobson felt the same way, which is why he has made the decision to stay where he is. Dobson informed Sheriff Steve Page that he had changed his mind about becoming chief deputy for the White County Sheriff Department to which Page reportedly told him he wants him to be happy in his job and to do whatever it takes for that to happen.

“I … CONTINUED


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