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.
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
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
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
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.