$34,500 of “Read to be Ready” grant funding awarded to Woodland Park

Posted by | December 26, 2017 6:33 am

Thanks to funding that was recently awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education, Woodland Park joins the ranks of several others schools across Tennessee in receiving funding from the “Ready to be Ready” summer grant.

One White County school has recently been named by the Tennessee Department of Education as a recipient of a summer based literacy-focused grant that will aid in the school’s mission to increase and improve literacy skills.

Tennessee’s Education Commissioner Candice McQueen recently announced that 203 schools, including White County’s Woodland Park Elementary School, will be receiving “Read to be Ready” summer grants. The Tennessee Department of Education will be providing a total of $8,860,000 in funding for tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for approximately 7,700 students in need across the state.

White County Board of Education has been awarded $34,500 in “Read to be Ready” summer grant funding. According … Read More


Mary Jo Walker

Posted by | December 26, 2017 6:26 am

Mary Jo Walker, 89, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 23, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Melvie Mae Simmons Payne

Posted by | December 26, 2017 6:25 am

Melvie Mae Simmons Payne, 88, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 22, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas Alonzo Scott Jr.

Posted by | December 24, 2017 4:33 am

Thomas Alonzo Scott Jr., 87, passed from this life, on Dec. 21, 2017.

Mr. Scott was born July 3, 1930, in White County, to Thomas Alonzo Scott Sr. and Janie Borden Scott.

Mr. Scott was retired from Carnation Milk, drove a semi for many years for the White County Farmers Co-Op, ran a route throughout Overton and Pickett counties for Dairymen Inc., and was a well known dairyman and beef cattle farmer in the O’Connor community. He will be remembered for his wide smile and friendliness to everyone, having many friends from all walks of life, both young and old. He will be dearly missed by all who … Read More


Rebecca Denise Pirtle

Posted by | December 24, 2017 4:23 am

Rebecca Denise Pirtle, 40, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2017, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.

Born Nov. 13, 1977, in Crossville, she was the daughter of Dennis Cross and Pamela Hunter.

She was raised by her loving grandparents, Cosby and Mary Cross, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony Pirtle, of Sparta; cousin, Megan Cross, of Crossville; niece, Abbygail Nalepa, of Crossville; best friend, Vanessa Miller, of Crossville; special friend, Cleo Goodwin, of Sparta; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will 1 p.m. Dec. 28, 2017, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., … Read More


Tom England

Posted by | December 24, 2017 4:18 am

Tom England, 82, of the Blue Springs Community, of DeKalb County, passed away Dec. 22, 2017, at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Mr. England was born July 22, 1935, to Charlie England and Kate Vinson England.

He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Vanessa England, David England, Shane England; one sister, Linda Faye Hackney; and two brothers, Paul England and Clifford England.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cheryl Ann England, of Smithville; two daughters, Cathy, of North Carolina, Rose, of Ohio; three sons, Brian (Janet) England, Shawn (Donna) England, Robert (Stephanie) England, all of Smithville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one … Read More


Warriors fall to Warren County

Posted by | December 22, 2017 10:35 pm

The Warriors fall to Warren County 75-74. Grant Slatton led the Warriors with 22 points. Masyn Winningham also chipped in 16 point.








Flash Flood Watch issued for all of Middle Tennessee

Posted by | December 22, 2017 3:26 pm

The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a Flash Flood Watch for Middle Tennessee until noon, Saturday.

A strong frontal system will continue producing heavy rain across Middle Tennessee tonight and Saturday morning. Additional amounts of 1 to 3 inches of rain are expected across the mid state tonight and Saturday morning. These rains will fall on ground that is already nearly saturdated, and will increase the risk of flash flooding.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY-NOON.

The Flash Flood Watch continues for portionS of Middle Tennessee, including the following counties; Putnam, Van Buren, Warren, and White Counties.

Heavy rainfall will continue Friday night and Saturday

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Thomas A. “Tommy” Scott Jr.

Posted by | December 22, 2017 9:54 am

Thomas A. “Tommy” Scott Jr., 87, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rebecca Pirtle

Posted by | December 22, 2017 9:53 am

Rebecca Pirtle, 40, of Sparta, passed away De. 21, 2017, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


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