United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting April 4

Posted by | March 17, 2018 10:09 am

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting, at noon, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the upper level of the Putnam County Library. Please call (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.

 


THP reminding motorists to make safe choices during this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday

Posted by | March 17, 2018 5:44 am

"Do not count on 'luck' for your safety", warns THP officials.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober during this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

State troopers will be utilizing several traffic safety enforcement tools this weekend, including saturation patrols, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes during the holiday weekend.  The St. Patrick’s Day holiday enforcement period starts at midnight, Saturday, March 17, and ends on March 18 at 11:59 p.m.

“St. Patrick’s Day is the unofficial kickoff to spring and spring break celebrations,” stated Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott.  “The THP will have enforcement activities planned throughout the weekend.  Our enforcement efforts will focus … Read More


Avalyn Kaye Lacy

Posted by | March 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Avalyn Kaye Lacy, 57, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Lacy was born July 23, 1960, in Sparta, the daughter of Alvin Lacy and Barbara Carter Lacy.

Survivors include her parents, Alvin and Barbara Lacy, of Sparta; brother, Jeff (Karen) Lacy, of Cookeville; and niece, Megan Lacy, of Richmond, Virginia.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m., March 20, 2018, at The Lighthouse Church, on Old Kentucky Road, in Sparta. Bro. Thomas McCulley will officiate. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., March 20, at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Avalyn Kaye Lacey

Posted by | March 16, 2018 9:46 am

Avalyn Kaye Lacey, 57, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be complete, on Monday.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Structure fire on Oak Grove Road

Posted by | March 16, 2018 5:09 am

Firefighters throughout the county were dispatched early this morning to a fully involved structure fire located in the western portion of White County.

On March 16, at approximately 2:44 a.m., dispatchers with the White County E-911 Communications Center received notification from White County Sheriff’s deputies regarding a fully involved structure fire. According to initial reports received by E-911 dispatchers, the residence was already fully involved and was located on Oak Grove Road just off Pollard Road.

Firefighters with Cassville, Central View, NorthEnd, Doyle, Hickory Valley, and Sparta fire departments were all dispatched to the residence. Additionally, White County Emergency Medical Service, White County Sheriff Department, and Caney Fork … Read More


List of candidates continues to grow for 2018 Van Buren elections

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:57 am

The list of candidates has already been finalized to be placed on the May 1, 2018, Democratic Primary ballot for county offices, but the list of non-primary candidates continues to grow.

Since Nov. 16, 2017, party-affiliated candidates for county-based offices have been able to pick up their petitions to be placed on the May primary election ballot. Also, independent candidates have been able to pick up their petitions to be placed on the Aug. 2, 2018, general election ballot.

The window to have nomination petitions for county-based offices turned in officially closed at noon, Feb. 15, 2018. According to records obtained from the Van Buren County Election Commission … Read More


Tennessee agriculture officials express concerns for dairy and tobacco farmers

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:53 am

Dairy farmers, as well as tobacco farmers, are facing some difficult times financially.

Two of Tennessee’s agriculture industries are now facing several challenges, which has caused Tennessee’s top agriculture official to express concerns.

It was recently announced that Alliance One Tobacco Company would no longer purchase tobacco grown in the United States. This decision will potentially affect more than 200 in the region, according to statics released by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

This loss in contracted sales represents more than 3,000 acres of Tennessee grown burley tobacco, with an estimated value of approximately $14 million.

Also earlier this month, 11 dairy farmers, in East Tennessee and across … Read More


Truck crashes into fence on Old Highway 111

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:49 am

Emergency services were recently dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle incident, where a truck crashed into a fence and the driver reportedly left the scene on foot.

On March 9, 2018, at approximately 3:53 p.m., the Van Buren County E-911 Communications Center received notification of a single-vehicle incident with possible injuries. According to the initial report, the incident occurred on Old Highway 111 near Brockdell Road and involved a pickup truck.

The Van Buren County Sheriff Department, Piney Volunteer Fire Department, Van Buren County Emergency Medical Service, and Spencer Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered an aqua colored Ford … Read More


Man falls nearly 100 feet at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:46 am

Emergency services personnel work to rescue a man who fell 100 feet at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Emergency responders from multiple agencies throughout Van Buren County were recently dispatched to aid park rangers at Fall Creek Falls State Park with assisting a man who had fallen approximately 100 feet.

On March 13, 2018, dispatchers with the Van Buren County 911 Communications Center received notification of a possible fall victim at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Initial reports stated that a male subject was involved in the incident that occurred near Rocky Point, which is near the Fall Creek Falls main overlook area.

Fall Creek Falls Volunteer Fire … Read More


Two-vehicle collision on Highway 30 results in March 9 DUI arrest

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:43 am

A 39-year-old Spencer man was charged by THP Trooper Kevin Ballew with DUI after the Friday incident.

Emergency services were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision near Harmony Church of Christ, on Highway 30, that resulted in a man being charged with driving under the influence.

On March 9, 2018, at approximately 2 p.m., Van Buren County E-911 dispatchers received notification about a multi-vehicle collision. According to the initial reports, two vehicles had collided near Harmony Church of Christ, on Highway 30, near Russell Circle.

Firefighters with Cedar Grove, Spencer, and Rocky River volunteer fire department, Van Buren County Sheriff Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Van Buren County Emergency … Read More


WCHS Warrior tennis team starts off the season with a win

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:27 am

The White County High School tennis team kicked off their season, on Tuesday afternoon, when they hosted Warren County High School. The Warriors kicked off their season with a win. The Warriors won eight of their nine matches to move to 1-0 on the season. The Warriorettes fought hard but fell to Warren County 6-3.

In the Warriors matches, Tyler Vaughn fell in the top seed match to Warren County’s Dalton Bates 8-3. Eli McCormack won the two seed match against Briley Bouldin from Warren County 8-2. Zack Smith picked up the Warriors’ second win with an 8-3. In the fourth seed match, Kurt Suggs won over Benjamin … Read More


White County High School softball opens season with a win

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:23 am

Paige Parker throws a pitch against Bledsoe County, on Tuesday night. Parker threw a complete game, giving up five hits and three runs. Parker also struck out seven hitters while only walking one hitter.

The White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team opened the 2018 season with a win over visiting Bledsoe County, on Tuesday night.

The Warriorettes scored three runs in the first inning and three runs in the second inning to jump out to an early 6-1 lead. The Warriorettes would have to hold only late but would pick up the 7-3 win.

Paige Parker pitched the Warriorettes to the win. The senior worked seven innings … Read More


White County High School Warrior baseball splits first two District 6AAA games to open the season

Posted by | March 15, 2018 9:17 am

Macon Girdley throws a pitch against Cookeville, on Monday night. Girdley got the start for the Warriors and went six innings giving up two runs and two hits.

Jason Maxwell leads the Warriors at the plate, on Tuesday night, driving in two big runs to break a 1-1 tie against Warren County. Those two runs proved to be big for the Warriors as they won 4-1.

The Warrior baseball team is an inning and a third away from being 2-0 after two days of the season.

The Warriors, facing off against a pair of District 6AAA foes in as many days, led Cookeville 2-1 heading into the bottom … Read More


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