Watts signs with Hiwassee College

Posted by | May 27, 2015 6:41 am

Rhett Watts, a senior captain for the Warrior soccer team this past spring, has signed to continue his soccer career at Hiwassee College next season.

See Thursday’s print edition for the full story.


Neldia Louise Farley

Posted by | May 27, 2015 5:13 am

Neldia Louise Zornes Farley, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2015, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Farley was born April 28, 1933, in West Virginia to Lawrence Zornes Sr. and Mary Sartin Zornes.

She was a retired LPN.

Mrs. Farley was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Farley.

Survivors include her three sisters, Freda Walden, Margie Harman, Loretta Arms; one brother, Lawrence Zornes Jr.; two half-brothers, Earl Zornes and Horance Zornes; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., May 28, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Findlay Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., May 28, at the funeral home.… Read More


Robert A Miller

Posted by | May 27, 2015 5:05 am

Robert A. Miller, 31, of Sparta, passed away May 26, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sparta cadets prepare for disaster

Posted by | May 27, 2015 5:02 am

Cadets from Sparta’s Cumberland Composite Squadron had the opportunity to train at Ohio Task Force 1 in Dayton, Ohio, May 12-14. Ohio Task Force 1’s unique training facility afforded the cadets the opportunity to experience working in and around a simulated disaster environment comparable to those encountered in the aftermath of an earthquake or tornado. The training event also allowed the cadets to work with several Urban Search and Rescue canines, gaining great insight into the benefits of using properly trained dogs during a disaster.

Sparta’s Cumberland Squadron is one of the few Civil Air Patrol squadrons on the Cumberland Plateau and frequently participates in disaster recover and search and rescue operations.… Read More


JROTC medal presented

Posted by | May 27, 2015 4:55 am

Pictured at the JROTC Awards Ceremony are, L-R: Carolyn Carr, UDC Chapter Recorder of Military Service Awards; C/MAJ Luna Bagley; Donna Hamilton, UDC Chapter President; and Pamela Wood, UDC Division Recorder of Military Service Awards.

Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter 2123, United Daughters of the Confederacy, recently presented an award to JROTC Cadet Major Luna Bagley, of White County High School. This UDC award and medal is presented to a JROTC student who has demonstrated qualities of academic excellence, leadership ability, military discipline, dependability, patriotism and exemplary character.


Students learn about Confederacy

Posted by | May 27, 2015 4:52 am

Pictured are members of Capt. Sally Tompkins 2122 UDC and Myers-Zollicoffer #1990 SCV. L-R: Cathy Sullivan, Donna Hamilton Chapter President, Jim Loftis Camp Commander, Theresa White, Pamela Wood, Tommy Phillips, Betty Ledbetter and Matilda Speck

Members of Capt. Sally Tompkins 2123 United Daughters of the Confederacy and Myers-Zollicoffer #1990 Sons of Confederate Veterans recently presented a program to the fifth grade students at Cornerstone Middle School, in Baxter. Commander Loftis presented a program on the different Confederate Flags. Pamela Wood told the students about the dress of children in the 1860’s.  Matilda Speck talked about Capt. Sally Tompkins “The Angel of the South,” the only woman commissioned as a military officer until World War II. Theresa White dress in soldier attire spoke about women hiding their identity and fighting alongside the men.


Young makes spring 2015 Dean’s List at Vol State

Posted by | May 27, 2015 4:42 am

D.J. Young, of Sparta, has made the spring 2015 Dean’s List at Volunteer State Community College. The Dean’s List recognition is awarded to students that have completed a minimum of twelve collegiate-level hours with at least a 3.750 GPA during the awarding term. Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit volstate.edu.



TTU’s TSBDC offers online seminar about Affordable Care Act

Posted by | May 27, 2015 4:34 am

On June 2, Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will host a webinar, 10 a.m.-noon, about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on small businesses. David Tiller, economic development specialist at the state Small Business Administration district office, will lead the free online session. He will discuss the impact of the act on companies with fewer than 100 employees and answer some frequently asked questions. The session is co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration. To sign up for the seminar, call (931) 372-3648 or visit tsbdc.org/ttu.


Potluck

Posted by | May 27, 2015 4:27 am

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
POTLUCK
WHO: Quebeck-Walling Community Club
WHAT: Potluck, bring a dish to share
WHEN: 6 p.m., Doors open at 5:30
WHERE: Quebeck Community Center
CONTACT: 657-1009

H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:17 pm

Dale Bennett, a White County commissioner and avid Harley rider, along with his wife Pam, helped organize the event that brought H.O.G. Rally participants to Sparta.

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:12 pm

Sparta Motosports greeted the bikers as they arrived at the Ag Complex.

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:10 pm

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


White County School Nutrition Program providing summer meals

Posted by | May 26, 2015 3:49 pm

White County School Nutrition Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:

White County High School

June 1-5 and June 8-12

Breakfast served: 8-8:30 a.m.

Lunch served: 11:15-11:45 a.m.

 


Good Time Cruisers Annual Cruise-In at Sparta Drive-In

Posted by | May 26, 2015 3:30 pm

The Good Time Cruisers have a great time everywhere they go, especially during the May 16 Sonic Cruise-In and Sock Hop, on Liberty Square. The group will be cruising in to Sparta Drive-In this weekend at 4 p.m. for their annual get-together at one of their old hangouts.

The Good Time Cruisers will have the Annual Cruise-In at Sparta Drive, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Cruiser cars should start gathering at 4 p.m. For more information call Jr. Jones at (931) 212-7658 or visit their Facebook page, Sparta Good Time Cruisers.


Ficosa North America to build new facility in Putnam County

Posted by | May 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Global Automotive Supplier to Create 550 New Jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with Ficosa North America officials, announced today the company will expand its Tennessee presence by building a new state-of-the-art facility at the Highlands Business Park, in Cookeville.  The automotive supplier will invest $58 million in the Putnam County facility and create 550 jobs.

Ficosa’s existing Tennessee plant in nearby Crossville produces mirror assemblies for Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and other auto manufacturers.  The company will transfer the existing jobs to the new Cookeville facility, which will increase production capacity and allow components currently made in China and Mexico to be made in Tennessee.… Read More


Grief Support Group meetings

Posted by | May 26, 2015 10:46 am

(Please note the changes in meeting times and location.)

A support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one has now been formed once again and will meet at the times and locations listed below. Everyone who is suffering through the pain of a death is encouraged to attend. This is a time for sharing your most raw emotions and knowing that they will be kept in strictest confidence. Come join the group and cry with us, listen with us and rejoice with us in even the smallest victories. No specific religious denomination will be promoted – only a loving and caring environment led my individuals who have the knowledge and power to help ease the heavy burden of grief.… Read More


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