Davis in concert

Posted by | September 30, 2014 11:31 am

Josh Davis, of Sparta, will present a piano concert at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, at Bryan Fine Arts Building, at Tennessee Tech. The performance is free and open to the public.

Fishing tournament to benefit Project Graduation

Posted by | September 30, 2014 11:16 am

There will be a fishing tournament Oct. 4, 2014, to benefit White County High School’s Project Graduation. The tournament will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Center Hill blast off out of Ragland Bottom. $25 per person/$5 big fish (non-refundable). Pay at the boat ramp on day of tournament. Must have chip on table at 3 p.m. to weigh fish. Lake rules apply with no dead fish weighed. Payout will be 50 percent to first place and 50 percent going to White County High School Project Graduation.

Library’s annual Used Book Sale a success

Posted by | September 30, 2014 9:11 am

At this year’s annual Used Book Sale, the Friends of the White County Public Library raised $2,223.91 for the library.  The library is thankful for all the volunteers who made the book sale possible.

Step by Step Walking Toward a Cure set for this Saturday

Posted by | September 30, 2014 9:04 am

At 10:3o a.m. this Saturday, TTU Relay for Life will be holding an awareness walk in support of the American Cancer Society.  Those who register and donate $5 will be entered into a drawing to win a free pair of Sketchers.  There will also be giveaways and 20% off all pink merchandise in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542647505947049/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=suggested_events.

Stronger Marriage Workshop this weekend

Posted by | September 30, 2014 8:57 am

Central Church of Christ will be holding a Stronger Marriage Workshop.  Those attending do not need to be members of Central Church of Christ.  The event is open to the public.  The workshop will take place Friday, October 3 from 6:45 p.m.–9:00 p.m. and on  Saturday, October 4 from 8:45 a.m.–12 p.m at Central Church of Christ.  Free childcare is available.   Those attending must preregister with an email to thegreatestcommandislove@gmail.com stating the name(s) of those attending, and if one or both spouses will be attending.  For further information, call Central Church of Christ at 836-2874. 

Playground Naming Party today

Posted by | September 30, 2014 8:56 am

From 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. today at Dogwood Park in Cookeville, the Playground Naming Party will be held to decide the name of the Cookeville Community Playground.  The event will feature many free events for kids, including a dunking booth, a silly photo booth, face painting, balloon makers, pizza, snacks, and games.  From 5:30 until 6:15, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and Mr. Smee will be there.  A photographer will be present to take a free photo with the children with a character.  Those who submit a proposed name for the playground could win a cash

Richard III starts this weekend

Posted by | September 30, 2014 8:49 am

From October 3 until October 11, audiences can see one of Shakespeare’s works, Richard III, free of charge at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion at 30 E. Broad Street in Cookeville.  All shows start at 7 p.m, and are open to the public.

Amy Lee Harney

Posted by | September 30, 2014 7:27 am

Amy Lee Harney, 40, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale set for Oct. 4

Posted by | September 30, 2014 6:57 am

Make plans to come to Sparta, Tennessee, on Oct. 4, 2014, from daylight until dark for the town-wide “Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale.” The event takes place through Sparta, on Highway 70 East (Bockman Way), just off Highway 111, and extend up North Spring Street. We invite visitors to discover the great vintage antique shops, family restaurants and Southern hospitality this area has to offer. Many set-up areas are available, some of which will be around the courthouse. The Farmers’ Market will also be open. For set-up or information, call (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237 or email nicholasknowles@hotmail.com. Join … Read More

Voter registration deadline Oct. 6

Posted by | September 30, 2014 6:50 am

Eligible Tennessee residents have until Oct. 6 to register if they wish to vote in the Nov. 4 election. To get more information about how to register to vote or update registration information, visit www.GoVoteTN.com or contact your county election commission. Dorcas Marcum is the White County administrator of elections. The office address is 1 Bockman Way, White County Courthouse-Room 215 (second floor). Phone number is (931) 836-3671; website, www.whitecountytn.gov. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.




Volleyball gets two more wins

Posted by | September 30, 2014 2:56 am

The Warriorette volleyball team added two more wins to their worksheet with victories over Jackson County (2-1) and Gordonsville (2-1).  They will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Coffee County on Thursday.

Quebeck potluck and hayride

Posted by | September 29, 2014 3:39 pm

Quebeck/Walling Community Club will host a potluck supper followed by a hayride, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Quebeck Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd. Bring a side dish, entrée to share for the potluck.  There will be trick-or-treating in the woods and a bonfire, too. Marshmallows to roast and candy in the straw for the kids, plus some other treats for the folks – young and old alike. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal at 6 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

Sandra Elaine Lunsford Billings

Posted by | September 29, 2014 3:29 pm

Sandra Elaine Lunsford Billings, 68, of Walling passed away Sept. 29, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Billings was born March 29, 1946, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Amy Babcock Lunsford and Hugh Benton.

She was a former district sales manager for the Keeble-Kellogg Company and was a member of the Ole Country Church.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her husband, M.C. Billings, and very special aunt, Byrd Lunsford.

Survivors include her son, David England, of West Chicago, Illinois; granddaughter, Valerie England; mother, Amy Lunsford, of Knoxville; stepson, Tracey Billings, of Walling; brother, … Read More

Benefit for Virgel Randolph

Posted by | September 29, 2014 1:08 pm

A spaghetti/chili dinner and auction will be held on Sat., Nov. 8 at Sparta Civic Center, 5-7 p.m to raise funds for a surgical procedure for Virgel Randolph, who suffers from a medical condition that is progressively paralyzing him. Tickets are $6.00 and desserts are $1.00. The auction starts at 7 p.m. There will also be a yard sale starting at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Connie Randolph at 931-247-9777 or email Darlin930@hotmail.com. Donations can be made through Pay-Pal to the email address darlin930@hotmail.com

Billy Elton Norris

Posted by | September 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Billy Elton Norris, 64, lost his battle with cancer, on Sept. 26, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

The family is having a Celebration of Life memorial at their home, 3-6 p.m., Oct. 2, 2014.

In  lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Tennessee School for the Blind, 115 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN  37214 (His granddaughter, Lilly, attends school at  TSB.)

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alpha Delta Kappa hosts sheriff as guest speaker

Posted by | September 29, 2014 10:55 am

Alpha Delta Kappa, education fraternity, held its September meeting at Miss Marenda’s Tea Room. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe was the guest speaker. The ADKs donated toys to the sheriff department to give to children in distressed situations. Pictured are (L-R) Linda Taylor, Wendy Quick, Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Sheila Lynn, Martha Thompson, Teena Hodges, Any teacher interested in ADK should contact Taylor at (931) 260-8849.

White County says goodbye to a beloved hometown hero

Posted by | September 29, 2014 10:45 am

For the small, tight-knit Eastland community, any loss is felt deeply. A loss of the magnitude of Joseph “Dude” Smith-firefighter, World War II veteran and friend to everyone he met-is nothing short of profound for the many lives he touched. The tribute from citizens and emergency services during Smith’s funeral on Sept. 21, in which 13 emergency vehicles followed the procession and residents lined the streets to pay their respects, was a physical representation of just how acutely heartbreaking his passing was for White County. Days after the service, Smith’s family came together to reflect on their favorite memories of … Read More

No injuries in Roberts Matthews crash

Posted by | September 29, 2014 10:36 am

Kyle Winnett and Houstin Austin, North End Volunteer Fire Department, on the scene of this morning's crash

North End Volunteer Fire Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, White County EMS and White County Sheriff Department responded to a crash on Roberts Matthews Highway, just south of the Airport Marathon gas station at approximately 8:45 this morning. The driver, who was traveling north, had reportedly lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a turn, and drove off the roadway, flipping the vehicle. He was not injured in the crash. Deputy Lindell Smith investigated the crash.

Sandra Elaine Billings

Posted by | September 29, 2014 9:55 am

Sandra Elaine Billings, 68, of Walling, passed away Sept. 29, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Black/White Market this Saturday

Posted by | September 29, 2014 9:48 am

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Saturday, October 4, at Compugeeks, the White County Animal Shelter will be holding the Black/White Market adoption event for the black and white dogs of the shelter.  Come meet your new best friend from the White County Animal Shelter!

Miss Fabulous Pageant now accepting applications

Posted by | September 29, 2014 9:28 am

With only weeks until the 2014 Miss Fabulous Pageant, contestants are encouraged to submit their applications.  To access the application, visit the Miss Fabulous Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MissFabulousPageant.

Adoptable Friend of the Week: Kemp

Posted by | September 29, 2014 9:26 am

My name is Kemp and I’m a 1-2 years old Labrador/Cur mix looking for my furever home.  I’ve been at the shelter a really long time, now.  When I first came to the shelter, I was really scared because people haven’t been very nice to me in the past, but I’m a lot better, now.  I’ll let people pet me once I get … Read More

Adoptable Friend of the Week: Nina

Posted by | September 29, 2014 9:14 am

My name is Nina, but sometimes I go by Ne-Ne.  I’ve been at the shelter for a long time– about four months, I think.  When I first came to the shelter, I was very nervous, but I’ve really come out of my shell since then.  I love playing, going on walks, and being doted on.  I like other dogs, but mostly males.  Sometimes … Read More

Pennies for the Puppies asking for donations

Posted by | September 29, 2014 8:57 am

Five puppies living in the wild with their mothers were brought into the White County Animal Shelter with serious medical needs.  The pups– Avery, Freddy, Henry, Lucy, and Teddy– have never before had human contact.  The puppies are currently in a foster home, but they are in need of medical attention.  Due to a serious case of mange, Freddy has already had to spend three days in a veterinary hospital.  Lucy is visiting the vet for what appears to be a respiratory infection.  Pals of the Pooches at the White County Animal Shelter (P.O.P.S.) is trying to raise $500 for … Read More

‘I’m going to finish well,’ says ovarian cancer survivor

Posted by | September 29, 2014 8:39 am

When Joyce Lester was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in June of 2010, she had to tell her children a truth that she dreaded.

“My daughters asked me, ‘Mama, are you going to die? I know cancer does two things: you either lose your hair or you die.’

“And I had to be truthful with them. I could not guarantee 100 percent that I was going to get better.

“I said, ‘The doctors are going to do everything they can,’” Lester said.

Lester’s son received the news in the doctor’s office with his parents.

“My son was with us when we … Read More

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