Large brush fire on Ridge Rd, Quebeck 

Posted by | April 14, 2017 2:47 pm

Multiple fire departments across White County have been dispatched to a reportedly large brush fire. 

The brush fire is threatening a nearby wooded area off Ridge Road, Quebeck. 

Volunteer firefighters from Central View, Doyle, Mt. Gilead, NorthEnd and Hickory Valley are on the scene at this time working to contain the brush fire. 

Ellen Payne

Posted by | April 14, 2017 8:34 am

Ellen Payne, 93, of Sparta, passed away April 13, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wood, Moths shut down Racers, lead Golden Eagles to 4-2 victory

Posted by | April 14, 2017 7:04 am


By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

For the second consecutive outing, the Tennessee Tech baseball team’s pitching staff was at its best, as the Golden Eagles (27-9, 14-2) outlasted Murray State (16-17, 6-7) in a pitcher’s duel Thursday evening, 4-2.

Just two days after knocking off No. 19 Vanderbilt with just two unearned runs allowed, the Tech staff once again turned in a gem on the hill. Starter Michael Wood out-dueled Racer hurler Ryan Dills for six innings before giving way to the final three to junior reliever Travis Moths.

Wood held the Racers off the scoreboard through the first four frames, working with a 1-0 advantage as … Read More

Highway 111N is closed, TBI is on the scene

Posted by | April 13, 2017 6:55 pm

White County Sheriff deputies and Sparta Police Officers have been involved in a highspeed chase that originated from DeKalb County. 

According to a TBI spokesman, there has been an officer involved shooting on 111N associated with this incident. 

Reportedly, one persons has been airlifted by Vanderbilt from the scene.

Multiple patrol cars have been involved in this pursuit. With two confirmed patrol cars damaged. 

Highway 111 Northbound is closed at this time. Traffic is being diverted to Roberts Mathews Highway. 

TBI is in charge of the scene according to the White County Sheriffs Office. 

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway is on the scene. Along with Captain R.C Christian with … Read More

111 North closed

Posted by | April 13, 2017 6:15 pm

111 Northbound has been closed. Traffic is being diverted to Roberts Matthews Highway. A law enforcement vehicle has been involved in a reported accident. Details will be posted as soon as they are made available. 

WCMS volleyball banquet

Posted by | April 13, 2017 1:32 pm

The White County Middle School volleyball team had their end-of-the-year banquet last week. The Warriorettes won the CTC Conference Tournament. This is the first time the WCMS Warriorettes have won the tournament. This is all of the team members with their banner.

WCMS golf team comes away with two victories in matches last week

Posted by | April 13, 2017 1:27 pm

The White County Middle School golf team took the course twice last week coming away with wins in both of their matches. On April 4, the Warriors got the win in a three-team match. The Warriors took on Prescott South and Upperman Middle School. In their other match last week, the Warriors defeated Warren County.

In the April 4 match, the Warriors finished the day shooting a team total of 179. Prescott South finished in second place shooting a 207 and Upperman finished with a 222.

Jarrett Glass had the low round for the Warriors finishing with a 38. T.J. Warner finished with a 42. Tanner Bumbalough came … Read More

Warriors go 0-4 in the weekend Rebel Classic

Posted by | April 13, 2017 1:01 pm

Frankie Del Toro makes a shoe string catch on Saturday, April 8.

The White County High School Warriors baseball team traveled to Franklin County High School and Coffee County High School this past weekend to play in the Rebel Classic. The Warriors were never able to get over that hump this past weekend.

In the first game on Friday, April 7, the Warriors couldn’t pull out the victory as they lost 7-6 in extra innings. In the second game of the night, the Warriors took on the host team. The Warriors hung around but fell 8-4 to the Rebels.

On Saturday, April 8, the Warriors took on Cleveland … Read More

Goodwill Career Solutions Center hosting job fair Tuesday

Posted by | April 13, 2017 12:40 pm

The Goodwill Career Solutions Center, at 565-C S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville, will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, for 10 employers seeking to fill at least 100 positions in Putnam and White counties.

Employers include McDonald’s, AutoZone, Pacesetters, Transamerica, Comfort Inn & Suites, Down & Dirty Cleaning Service, IWC Food Service, Bledsoe Correctional Complex, Southern Comforts and Goodwill. Openings include sales, production, restaurant, insurance, corrections, home health, housekeeping and other positions. Rates of pay reach $15 per hour.

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring … Read More

Tennessee Senate approves bill broadening the use of cell phones in election polling places

Posted by | April 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Legislation which revises Tennessee law to broaden the rights of Tennesseans to use their cell phones at the polling place passed the Senate on Thursday by a vote of 30-0.   Senate Bill 517, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), regulates voting without infringing on a citizen’s First Amendment rights.

The bill stems from the 2016 presidential election when famous Tennessean Justin Timberlake took a selfie at a polling place in Germantown, Tennessee. The photo became national and international news due to the controversy surrounding Tennessee’s law prohibiting such action.

The legislation allows certain exceptions prohibiting the use of cell phones by election officials or commissioners, … Read More

Warriorettes take care of Smith County 12-2

Posted by | April 13, 2017 11:36 am

Deandra Luna lays down a bunt. Luna finished the Monday, April 10, game going 2-3 at the plate scoring three runs for the Warriorettes.

The White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team’s bats were hot on April 10, as the Warriorettes traveled down to Smith County and got a victory 12-2 in six innings.

The Warriorettes’ big inning came in the top of the third inning when they scored five runs to take a 6-0 lead. Paige Parker got the inning going when she singled to right field. Deandra Luna would then come up and sacrifice Parker to second base but would be safe on an error by the second baseman. Megan Anderson would then come up ground into a fielder’s choice by the second baseman scoring Parker and giving the Warriorettes … Read More

Easter Egg Hunt at the library

Posted by | April 13, 2017 11:06 am

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Children gathered at White County Public Library, on Thursday, April 13, to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt. Colored plastic eggs were filled with goodies, and various packaged treats were scattered across the grassy area to make easy access for the tiny searchers.

Pawsitive Award presented to Sparks and Smith

Posted by | April 13, 2017 9:35 am

Mike Sparks and Stephanie Smith, employees of White County Animal Shelter, were recently presented the PAWSITIVE AWARD by Friends of White County Animals for their extraordinary service to animals in White County. L-R: Sharon Langford, FWCA; Mike Sparks; Stephanie Smith; and White County Executive Denny Robinson

Award presented to Friends of White County Public Library at conference

Posted by | April 13, 2017 9:18 am

The Friends of the White County Library received the Friend of the Year Award for exceptional leadership and achievements at the 2017 Tennessee Library Association’s Annual Conference in Knoxville.

The Friend of the Year Award is presented by the Friends of Tennessee Libraries and the Tennessee Library Association and is designed to honor an outstanding member or Friends group for exceptional leadership and/or achievements. The overall accomplishments or distinguished service of the group to Tennessee libraries is considered

This year’s recipient of the Friend of the Year Award is the Friends of the White County Public Library, Sparta, Tennessee.

The Friends of the White County Public Library formed … Read More

Jesus prayed, but God said, “I need you, Son!”

Posted by | April 13, 2017 8:55 am

Brian’s Biblical Minute – By Brian McCutchen

The supper was over and the journey to the cross begins.  Jesus leaves to pray in a garden that would soon become the place of betrayal.  While Jesus was praying, the three disciples with him could hardly stay awake.  After all, they just ate a big meal and exhausted from the heavy conversation they had with Jesus.  Can I blame them for falling asleep?  Not at all!  After all, they didn’t fully grasp that Jesus ate his last Passover meal nor did they grasp the gravity of Jesus’ desire to talk to his Father; for it wasn’t unusual for Jesus to … Read More

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