Red Turner’s comes from behind to win boys’ Jr. League Championship

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:33 am

Eli Smith throws a pitch in the championship game, on Friday night. Smith got the start for Red Turner’s.

The boys’ 9-10-year-old championship game, on Friday night, was a back-and-forth affair all night. Neither team could pull away until the fifth inning, when Red Turner’s would score nine runs to pick up to the 19-9 win over Jeff’s Body Shop.

Both teams would get a run in the first inning. Mason Steele would get the scoring started for Jeff’s with a double. He would later come around to score to make it 1-0 in favor of Jeff’s.

Turner’s, though, would answer in the bottom of the inning, when … Read More

Commander’s Call

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:27 am

This column is written by Hansel Moore, commander of the American Legion Post 207, in Spencer, Tennessee. It is to inform veterans and community members of news and events related the veterans in Van Buren County.

FLAG DAY June 14 also called National Flag Day, in the United States, a day honoring the national flag, observed on June 14. The holiday commemorates the date, in 1777, when the United States approved the design for its first national flag.

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as the official date for Flag Day, and, in 1949, the U.S. Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day. Although … Read More

Jarod Binkley receives appointment to West Point

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:25 am

Jarod Binkley, son of Turner and Amanda Binkley, of Bone Cave, has received an appointment to the Class of 2022 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jarod Binkley, who is a 2018 graduate of Van Buren County High School, will report to West Point, on July 2 2018. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and U.S. Congressman Scott Desjarlais nominated Jarod Binkley, who is the first student from Van Buren County to have been selected to attend a United States military academy.

White County awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:14 am

White County has been chosen to receive $11,284 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and United Way of America.

The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of County Executive Denny … Read More

Denny Wayne Robinson seeks re-election for White County executive

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:13 am

Denny Wayne Robinson

To all White Countians:

Thank you for the honor of serving as White County executive. It is truly a privilege to represent the community that I love and call home. I’m seeking re-election. I’d like to continue the good work that we’re doing, and I’m asking for your support.

My dad always told me, “If you want to measure someone’s performance, look to their actions rather than words.”

As I ask for your vote in the upcoming election, please allow me to share some highlights from my term as your county executive.

  • Lowest unemployment rate and the most jobs available in the history of White
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Students visit Washington D.C. courtesy of Caney Fork

Posted by | June 14, 2018 11:09 am

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More than 135 students from across Tennessee recently headed to Washington D.C., as a part of the 2018 Washington Youth Tour later.

The annual event, which began, on June 8, provides young leaders with an opportunity to explore the nation’s capital, learn about government, and develop their leadership skills.

Participating in this year’s trip are Lillian Hutchin, of Warren County High School, Ciera Taylor, of White County High School, Lina Young ,of Van Buren County High School, and Blake Moore, of DeKalb County High School. These students are being sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.

The Washington Youth Tour is sponsored by the Tennessee … Read More

TDOT is widening road near airport

Posted by | June 14, 2018 10:59 am

Tennessee Department of Transportation has informed the manager of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport that the department will be acquiring some of the airport property for a road-widening project.

During the June 12, 2018, board meeting, Dean Selby, airport manager, informed members about the matter.

“They notified us about this road down here, and how they are going to have to take some of our property for right-of-way reasons,” stated Selby. “They will make an equitable settlement just like they do every time they do a road project.”

In other business, the board discussed the status of the taxiway lighting project.

There will be a meeting at 2 p.m., … Read More

It takes a special person to be a dad

Posted by | June 14, 2018 10:57 am

Richard Marsh

Most people have heard the saying that anyone can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad, and, for Hanna Miller Dolin, that saying is especially true.

Richard Marsh came into Dolin’s life, as a stepfather, 14 years ago but has been “Dad” ever since.

“He stepped into a role that he was not required to step into,” says Dolin. “He took me in as his own.”

Dolin went on to say how, as a single mother, her mother did not have a lot of money, and vacations were virtually impossible. She remembers that after Marsh and her mother were married, … Read More

Crash on McMinnville Highway

Posted by | June 13, 2018 1:55 pm

A single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., June 13, 2018, on McMinneville Highway. One female was transported to Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta. Name and age unknown of the victim are unknown as this time.

Third Thursday concert series presents Four Leaf Peat on June 21

Posted by | June 13, 2018 10:25 am

Four Leaf Peat, Tennessee’s premier traditional Irish band, will take the stage at Dogwood Park on June 21 for Cookeville Leisure Service’s Third Thursdays in the Park concert series.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

“I think folks enjoy Third Thursday concerts because we provide a variety of free music throughout the summer, and the setting of the park in the evening is very nice,” Chad McDonald, Cookeville Leisure Services cultural arts superintendent, said. “There’s nothing quite like listening to good music with your toes in the grass.”

Four Leaf Peat’s sound is the result of its members’ various musical backgrounds and continued passion for … Read More

Putnam County fire investigated

Posted by | June 13, 2018 10:10 am

On June 12, 2018, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a fire and fatality at an apartment complex, on Benton Young Road, in Putnam County. The call for emergency service came into dispatch at approximately 1 p.m. When firefighters from Putnam County Fire Department responded, they found an unresponsive 57-year-old man inside an apartment while they were extinguishing the fire. He was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the man’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Brenda G. Murdock

Posted by | June 13, 2018 9:26 am

Brenda G. Murdock, 66, of Sparta, passed away June 8, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Murdock was born April 25, 1952, in Crossville, to E.C. and Willie Hassler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.C. and Willie Hassler, and her son, Matthew Murdock.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Murdock; her daughter, Kimberly Eller (Waymon Eller); brother, Gerald Dewayne Hassler; sisters, Susie England, Billie Welch, Melissa Bulakowski; grandchildren, Ashley Murdock, Chris Murdock, Lee Ann Johnson, Nathan Eller, Raven Alexander; special cousin, Tootsie; and several nieces and nephew.

At Mrs. Murdock’s request, there was a private graveside service.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ed Higdon

Posted by | June 13, 2018 9:20 am

Ed Higdon, 79, passed from this life, on June 12, 2018, with his family at his bedside.

Mr. Higdon was born April 14, 1939, in Marion County, Tennessee. Mr. Higdon was a registered nurse and a retired U. S. Navy HM1 (Hospital Corpsman 1st Class). He was a member of Bellview Southern Congregational Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Higdon and Versie Green Higdon; brother, Willie Higdon; and sisters, Daris Higdon, Beulah Mae Neal, Violet Brown, and Josephine Osterhaute.

He is survived by his loving family: wife, Arlene Thacker Higdon, of Spencer; son, Jeff (Mona) Worrix, of Bon Air; daughter, Lajeana (Bron) Howard, … Read More

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