High school’s achievements addressed at meeting

Posted by | October 16, 2017 6:10 am

Several White County High School students were recognized during the recent school board meeting as examples of “problem solvers” and for achieving excellence. Pictured are Caz Bilbrey, Tyler Vaughn, Kaden Billings, and Juliette Garica-Busbee, along with school board member Janet Webb (far left) and WCHS Principal Grant Swallows (far right).

White County High School’s principal discussed the recent successes and achievements of the high school during a recent school board meeting.

On Oct. 12, one of the items on the agenda was a spotlight presentation about the high school and recognition of several high school students.

White County High School Principal Grant Swallows spoke during the spotlight about the director’s school philosophy.

“We are going to continue to strive to the best of our abilities to achieve excellence as a school,” stated Swallows.

Swallows talked about how the faculty and staff works hard every day to help the students reach their goals and achieve new standards each year. … Read More

Krystal opens today

Posted by | October 16, 2017 6:06 am

During a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony, on Oct. 13, 2017, City of Sparta Mayor Jeff Young read a proclamation that declared Oct. 16, 2017 as “Krystal Day,” marking the official opening of the franchised location. (Photo by BOBBY MCCULLEY)

The much-anticipated return of Krystal has finally arrived as the popular restaurant officially opened for business this morning.

Those who have been waiting for the return of Krystal no longer have to wait. Breakfast began being served at 6 a.m., Oct. 16, at the 514 W. Bockman Way location, which will be open until 10 p.m. tonight.

Residents in White County noticed around Aug. 31, 2017 a new advertisement on a digital billboard proclaiming, “Krystal coming soon to Sparta.” Krystal, which once had a location on Bockman Way, in Sparta, closed in 2012.

Reportedly, in 2012, the previous Krystal franchise group that operated the Sparta location did not … Read More

Winton C. “Dub or Papa” Randolph

Posted by | October 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Winton C. “Dub or Papa” Randolph, 86, of Cookeville, passed away passed away Oct. 8, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Randolph was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Putnam County, to Alfred Washington Randolph and Lecia Bumbalough Randolph.

After meeting the love of his life, Wanda Jean “Ma” Cronk Randolph, they were happily married for 68 years.

He was a God loving and giving, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved attending church more than anything else. He also loved having company and making others laugh. He loved seeing and playing with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, farming, and watching football.

Mr. Randolph was the former owner of … Read More


Posted by | October 14, 2017 9:16 am

Saturday, Oct. 28

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Center

What: Potluck, bring an entrée or side dish to share

When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009

Warriors score

Posted by | October 13, 2017 8:51 pm

Warriors score with 3:07 remaining in the third quarter. Will Griggs takes the ball in from 34 yards out to cut the lead to 31-6. However, Lincoln County would score on their first play from 75 yards out to extend their lead to 38-6

Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | October 13, 2017 8:10 pm

The Warriors trail Lincoln County 24-0 at the half. Lincoln County will start with the ball to begin the second half.

Lincoln County up 10-0

Posted by | October 13, 2017 7:21 pm

Lincoln County goes up 10-0 with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter on a 56 yard punt return for a touchdown.

Black Oak homecoming

Posted by | October 13, 2017 1:47 pm

Sunday, Oct. 22

Who: Black Oak Church of God

What: Homecoming – Midnight Cry will be ministering in song; covered dish luncheon at noon

When: Service at 10:30 a.m.

Where: 1184 Burgess Falls Rd., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 761-2598

Copeland Chapel revival

Posted by | October 13, 2017 1:42 pm

Mon.-Fri., Oct. 16-20

Who: Copeland Chapel Church

What: Revival – Bro. Marvin Dan Horton is the evangelist

When: 7 p.m., nightly

Where: Copeland Chapel Church

Contact: (931) 738-5513

NorthEnd breakfast 

Posted by | October 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Who: NorthEnd Volunteer Fire Department

What: Ham Breakfast (country ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits, gravy, potatoes and drinks) 
When: Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6-9 a.m.
Where: NortEnd Fire Hall, 115 South Bunker Hill Rd., in Sparta

Mary Ruth Cooley Alley

Posted by | October 13, 2017 1:29 pm

Mary Ruth Cooley Alley, 95, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Alley was born Sept. 27, 1922, in White County, to Monroe Anderson Cooley and Cora Mae Stults Cooley.

She was a longtime teacher’s aide for the White County Board of Education and a member of First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Alley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willard Malcolm Alley; son, Andy Alley; three brothers, Beecher, Floyd, and Hollis Cooley; and sister, Katherine Jenkins.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin (Lonnie) Hickey, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Linda Alley, of Sparta; grandchildren, Terry (Angie) Alley, of Sparta, Randy (Kim) Alley, … Read More


Posted by | October 13, 2017 8:16 am

Saturday, Oct. 28

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Center

What: Potluck, bring an entrée or side dish to share

When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009

At least 100 positions to be available during hiring event

Posted by | October 13, 2017 7:20 am

The Goodwill Career Solutions center, at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville will host a job fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, for six employers seeking to fill at least 100 positions in Putnam and White counties.

Employers include Krispy Kreme, Blue Coast Burrito, Metro Industrial Services, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Qualified Staffing and Integrity Staffing. Openings include food service, cook, processors, corrections officer, assembly, picking and packing, welder and other positions. Rates of pay reach $15 per hour.

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring a resume, photo ID and … Read More

Coffee Collective opens

Posted by | October 13, 2017 7:10 am

Coffee Collective, at 12 Liberty Square, was recently welcomed to the Sparta community as one of the newest businesses to open in the downtown area. Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, on Oct. 11, 2017.

Stores hours are:

•6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday

•8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday

•Closed on Sunday

For more information call (931) 837-2899.

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