The pitfalls of hungry shopping

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:31 am

By Topher Wiles

This week marks my 15th anniversary with my darling Ashley!  As I survey all the success God has given us raising four wonderful kids and enjoying wedded bliss, I wonder, “What advice can I give others to help them enjoy the same and more?”  There’s a lot I could share.  Praying together is a big deal.  Put your spouse ahead of your kids and your work.  Don’t give up on dating your spouse.  Talk openly and honestly with your kids.  Quality time comes with quantity time.  Be flexible so you won’t get bent out of shape.  The list of family learning could go on and … Read More

D Day: June 6th, 1944

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:27 am

Language of Liberty – By Peter Caddick-Adams
There were 36,525 days in the 20th century. Of these, none was more consequential than June 6th, 1944. D-Day: the Allied invasion of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France. It did not end World War II, but without it, the Nazi war machine would not and could not have been defeated.

We, of course, know the good guys – America, England and its allies – won. But in 1944, there was no certainty of success. In fact, there was just as much doubt as confidence. Winston Churchill’s senior advisor, Field Marshal Brooke, wrote in his diary, “I am very uneasy about the whole … Read More

Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit visits high school criminal justice class

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:19 am

By Rachel Auberger

White County High School offers a program of study in criminal justice, and, as part of that program, law enforcement agencies are often invited to present information about their departments and trainings to the students.

“The Criminal Justice Program of Study allows students to become familiar with the way the justice system operates,” said Jerrica Demps, who teaches the criminal justice classes at the high school. “We have a lot of agency involvement from Tennessee Highway Patrol, the White County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the city police. We really appreciate all of their involvement and support of our students and their learning.”

Recently, the … Read More

Farming community comes together to help in time of need

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:16 am

By Rachel Auberger

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, but the people of White County have always taken that a little farther and have created a community known for its willingness to help a neighbor in their time of need.

Memorial Day weekend 2019 was the most recent of those occasions where the “community” was put to the test and rose to shine.

On May 26, Tracey Tollison, who works for Carlen Carter as together they farm land throughout the county, was injured in an accident involving a tractor. The accident, while not fatal, was tragic and sent Tollison to Erlanger and left Carter with a lot … Read More

Full commission will now vote on tax referendum

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:11 am

By Rachel Auberger

White County Commission’s Steering Committee B passed a resolution Monday night that would authorize a levy of additional sales and use tax throughout the county. The city has already passed a similar resolution.

The resolution will now be heard in front of the full commission. If the commission approves the resolution, the entire population of White County will have an opportunity to vote on the tax hike. If they do not approve it, only residents within the city limits will have the opportunity to vote on the measure.

If the resolution is approved by the full court, Steering Committee B set the election to coincide … Read More

Doyle Nazarene homecoming

Posted by | June 6, 2019 9:35 am

Doyle Church of the Nazarene homecoming will be Sunday, June 9. Worship service will begin at 11 a.m., with former pastor Richard Wagoner as the guest speaker. Lunch will be at noon, with singing in the afternoon featuring the Singing Believers. Everyone is invited.

WCHS Band car wash

Posted by | June 6, 2019 8:47 am

Saturday, June 8

Who: White County High School Marching Band

What: Free car wash (donations accepted)

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Auto Zone and White County High School


Doug Goff is new police chief for City of Sparta

Posted by | June 5, 2019 5:22 pm

Doug Goff has just been selected as the new police chief for City of Sparta. Goff was named chief during tonight’s Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, which is still in progress at this time. He is pictured addressing the board after the official announcement.

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