UDC meeting

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Wednesday, April 4

Who: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123

What: Meeting

When: Noon

Where: Putnam County Library, upper level

Contact: (931) 738-5869


Bethel “Sonrise” service

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:02 pm

Sunday, April 1

Who: Bethel Free Will Baptist Church
What: “Sonrise” service

When: 6 a.m.

Where: 1320 Browntown Rd., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 787-4815


Cassville breakfast

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 24

Who: Cassville Volunteer Fire Department

What: Ham breakfast – $7 adults, $5 children (biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, ham, bacon, fried potatoes, milk, coffee, orange juice)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane

Contact: (931) 761-2476 (will deliver for orders of five or more)


Cagle sunrise service

Posted by | March 20, 2018 11:59 am

Sunday, April 1

Who: Cagle Community Church

What: Easter sunrise service

When: 6:30 a.m.

Where: Highway 8 and 111


Betty Lou Kent Moore Weaver

Posted by | March 20, 2018 10:44 am

Betty Lou Kent Moore Weaver was born Dec. 11, 1932, in White County, to Malcolm Kent and Eunetta Mason Kent, and passed from this life, on March 18, 2018, at the age of 85.

She was the manager at the Goodyear Store for 28-plus years and a member of Central Church of Christ. She was very involved in her girls’ activities, including the PTA, band, and Girl Scouts. She dedicated her life to her family and her dog, Bubbie. She looked forward to Prime Time and the trips.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Ellis Moore and Robert Lynn Weaver.

Surviving family include her daughters … Read More


Lavaughn Howell

Posted by | March 20, 2018 10:37 am

Lavaughn Howell, 80, of Spencer, passed away March 18, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Howell was born July 11, 1937, in the Burgess Falls community, to Asco Howell and Adith Howard Howell.

He was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed working as a mechanic, truck driver, bulldozer operator, furniture builder, and store owner.

Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Leonard Howell Jr.; and brothers, Richard Howell and Claudie Howell.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Williams Howell, of Spencer; son, Allon Howell and wife Sherry, of Spencer; grandchildren, Becky Howell, Joseph Howell, Ashley Howell Hastings, Joshua Howell, Tosha Howell Howard, Kim Bowman; 10 … Read More


Library book sale

Posted by | March 20, 2018 8:50 am

White County Public Library will have a book sale at Sparta First United Methodist Church, on North Church Street, on the following dates:

•Thursday, March 22, 9 am – 6 pm

•Friday, March 23, 8 am – 5 pm

•Saturday, March 24, 8 am – Noon


Joshua Dell Smith

Posted by | March 19, 2018 3:41 pm

Joshua Dell Smith, 18, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2018, in McMinnville.

Mr. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1999, in Pierre, South Dakota.

A memorial gathering will be 4-7 p.m., March 22, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Martha G. Templeton

Posted by | March 19, 2018 3:34 pm

Martha G. Templeton, 88, of Sparta, passed away today at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


E-911 officials open Emergency Operations Center for approaching storms

Posted by | March 19, 2018 2:49 pm

The White County emergency operations center has been opened in response to approaching storms.

Officials with the White County E-911 Communications Center have officially opened the emergency operations center in response to the approaching storms that are expected to bring severe weather throughout the state.

According to the National Weather Service-Nashville District Office, “Severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon through the evening hours across Middle Tennessee… Isolated tornadoes with a strong tornado or two are also possible.”

The NWS hazardous weather outlook is calling for straight line damaging winds, large hail, and the threat of tornadoes. For the Upper Cumberland Region, rain is expected to start moving through the region this afternoon, with the possibility of the greatest window for severe weather between … Read More


Brandon Harold Cravens

Posted by | March 19, 2018 2:49 pm

Brandon Cravens, 34, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2018.

Mr. Cravens was born Sept. 1, 1983, in White County, to David Cravens and Belinda Robinson.

He worked in construction and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending his time fishing. He especially loved the nicknames given to him by his nieces and nephews – Uncle Boog and Uncle Big Man.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Casto and Marie Cravens, and uncles, Sam Cravens and Dewayne Cravens.  Survivors include his son, Lucas Cravens; parents, David Cravens and Sherry Simmons, of Sparta, Belinda Robinson and John Berg, of McMinnville; grandparents, Harold and Faye Robinson, of Sparta; … Read More


Republican Party meeting

Posted by | March 19, 2018 12:48 pm

Who: White County Republican Party

What: Meeting – guest speakers will be Dr. Rolando Toyos, candidate for U.S. Senate, and Terry Alley, (incumbent) White County Commission, District 2

When: 7 p.m., Monday, March 26

Where: 3rd floor, White County Courthouse


Lost cat

Posted by | March 19, 2018 12:35 pm

Lost Calico cat in Ridgewood Subdivision. Call  (931) 808-9988.


Van Buren tennis opens its season

Posted by | March 19, 2018 9:39 am

Van Buren County tennis opened its season with a home district match against Cannon County. The opener resulted in a loss for the home team but was not short on highlights. Brandon Skiles won his match in the number two slot over Cannon County’s Lane Willis 8-5. Katie Moffitt and Lilly Powell also got a W in a doubles match with a score of 8-6. Both number ones played in close games that resulted in loss, with Aleysah Dyer losing in a tie-breaker and Alex Cope falling just short with a score of 6-8. Van Buren tennis will play their next match on March 16, with a district … Read More


Phillips’ no-hitter helps WCMS take down Monterey

Posted by | March 19, 2018 9:35 am

Ashlynn Phillips threw a no-hitter, on Thursday night, as the Warriorettes took down Monterey Middle School in a Military Appreciation game. Phillips struck out 15 batters in the win.

Ashlynn Phillips didn’t allow a single hit, as the White County Middle School Warriorettes defeated Monterey Middle School 8-0, on Thursday night. The Warriorettes also celebrated Military Appreciation Night and had William Bohannon, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, throw out the first pitch. The Warriorettes also made a $300 donation to Team Rubicon.

The Warriorettes tallied four runs in the second and third innings to jump out to an 8-0 lead. In the third inning, the Warriorettes’ bats … Read More


WCHS baseball wins 2 of 4 in Cure 4 Cancer tourney

Posted by | March 19, 2018 9:32 am


Tucker Allen throws a pitch in Friday’s game against Seymour. Allen got his first varsity start on the mound this weekend. He went three innings in the outing.

The Warrior baseball team competed in the Cure 4 Cancer tournament played in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area over the weekend and split their four games.

They picked up wins over Seymour (4-2) and Halls (13-2) but suffered losses to Gibbs (9-0) and Greenback (8-6).

WCHS began tournament play Friday against Gibbs. Gibbs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on the Warriors with back-to-back home runs. Gibbs would pick up a single run in the third and fourth innings to … Read More


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