Staples found guilty on five counts of assault on electric linemen

Posted by | May 23, 2019 8:21 am

Danny Staples

According to Bruce MacLeod, assistant district attorney general, on May 16, 2019, Danny Staples appeared before a jury of his peers and was found guilty of five counts of assault. Staples was previously indicted on five counts of aggravated assault stemming from an incident involving five linemen from Caney Fork Electric.

During the one-day trial, the jury heard testimony from the five linemen; Investigator Chris Isom, of the district attorney general’s office; and Staples.

MacLeod prosecuted the case, and Judge David A. Patterson presided over the trial.

No further details were available at press time.


1.04 pounds of meth found in possession of 41-year-old man

Posted by | May 23, 2019 8:18 am

Christopher Frazier

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on three drug related charges after a White County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop for possible violation of the seatbelt law.

According to the arrest warrant, at approximately 4:39 p.m., on May 14, 2019, Deputy Brandon Young, observed a blue Cadillac traveling south, on Old Kentucky Road. Young reportedly observed that the driver appeared to not be wearing a seatbelt. The deputy observed the driver make a right turn, on Hutchings College Road.

Young then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and came into contact with the driver, Christopher W. Frazier, 41, of Cookeville.  According to the … Read More



FUTURE IN EDUCATION: Progress at White County Middle School

Posted by | May 23, 2019 8:14 am

Progress is being made on the new athletic complex at White County Middle School, which includes a practice football field, a softball field, and a baseball field where the middle school teams will play their games, and a soccer field they will share with the high school teams. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

According to Farrah Griffith, principal at White County Middle School, it is not like it was when she was in school, and the differences are helping students be successful in today’s society.

“When I went to middle school, my locker was on one floor, my homeroom was upstairs, and I had to go to a completely different floor for other classes,” she said. “It was easy to get lost and scared.”

Today, students at White County Middle School have most of their classes contained into a section of the building specified for their grade level.

“It’s really like we are three schools housed in one … Read More


White County’s growth in workforce surpasses other counties in the U.C.

Posted by | May 23, 2019 8:07 am

Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive, attributes the growth in workforce to governmental leadership and the school system, especially the White County Career Academy.

By Ron Moses

County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson told the commissioners Monday night that White County’s workforce has grown by 1,460 people.

“That is by far the greatest growth in the Upper Cumberland,” said Robinson. “As a matter of fact, that is more than double anyone else in the Upper Cumberland.”

Robinson said the total number of new workers in the area is significant.

“To kind of put this into perspective, the total for the Upper Cumberland is just 1,400 people,” said Robinson. “Many counties have lost workforce. We have more than doubled our workforce in White County. I think a big part of that has to do … Read More


Humane Society yard sale

Posted by | May 22, 2019 8:57 am

Saturday, June 1

Who: White County Humane Society

What: Yard sale (all proceeds benefit White County Humane Society and P.O.P.S.)

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Empty lot next door to The Mad Raven, 255 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta (across from Hardee’s)



Almyra homecoming

Posted by | May 22, 2019 7:47 am

Sunday, June 2

Who: Almyra United Methodist Church

What: Homecoming

When: 11 a.m., worship service; potluck lunch following worship; 1 p.m., Caney Fork Bluegrass

Where: Church


Memorial Day Program

Posted by | May 22, 2019 7:40 am

A Memorial Day Program and Bell Ringing Ceremony will be 10 a.m., May 27, at the Veterans Park, directly across from the courthouse. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call Matthew Elmore, White County veterans service officer, at (931) 836-3595.



Old Bon Air decoration

Posted by | May 21, 2019 10:22 am

Sunday, May 26

Who: Old Bon Air cemetery

What: Decoration and potluck

When: Potluck, 12:20-1:30 p.m.

Where: Cemetery

Contact: (931) 212-3224


Plainview Free Will special service

Posted by | May 21, 2019 7:59 am

Sunday, May 26

Who: Plainview Free Will Baptist Church

What: Special service, with morning’s sermon delivered by Nathan Hargis; covered dish meal be provided for everyone immediately following the service

When: 10 a.m., morning service; 2 p.m.; featured singer will be Bro. Tim Davis as well as other singers

Where: Church

Contact: (423) 881-5374


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