Everyday Indulgences

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Women across the country are meeting the demands of busy schedules and tightened wallets by setting aside life’s simple pleasures and putting themselves at the bottom of the to-do list.
In fact, a new survey commissioned by the makers of Edwards frozen desserts finds more than nine in 10 American women have cut back on indulgences during the past year.
Fifty-nine percent of survey respondents are cutting back on events out with friends and more than one-third (35 percent) are cutting back on even the smallest treats, such as manicures and desserts.
The survey also found that:
-Nearly all (94 percent) American women in the study admit that … Read More


Fast and Fresh

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Fresh-From-the-Garden Olive Toss adds a fresh, savory taste to grilled chicken breasts.

The taste of the Southwest comes alive when Santa Fe Olive Toss is served on slaw.

Mediterranean Olive Toss transforms rotini - whether served hot or at room temperature.

Summer calls for light meals that are full of flavor and can be tossed together in no time.
To take advantage of summer’s fresh produce, award winning cookbook author and teacher Joanne Weir teamed up with Lindsay Olives to create simple and delicious signature recipes for summer eating.
Quick and easy to prepare, these tosses can be made in advance and enjoyed in multiple ways throughout the … Read More


Airport site of ‘mock disaster’

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Emergency services personnel from White and Putnam counties met at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, on Saturday, to map out and practice emergency strategies that would be implemented if a plane crash occurred at the facility.


Fair only 3 weeks away

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Fair time. Members of White County Fair Board still get excited every time a new fair book rolls of the presses. The publications are officially ready for distribution and can be picked up at Sparta Office Supplies. Back row, L-R: Barbara McCulley, Rita Pearson, of Sparta Office Supplies, Mike Wilson; front row, L-R: Gwen Elligan, Terrie Walker, Karen Lafever.

White County Agricultural Fair will celebrate its 154th year with new attractions and fun for the entire family Sept. 4-12.
All kids and kids-at-heart – get ready for some great entertainment. James Gang Amusements is the latest addition to White County Fair, with the newest and most favorite rides … Read More


County dog owners forming committee

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Cute. Many pet owners believe a dog’s behavior is determined more by how it is treated and not by its breed. The children of Chad and Andrea Clouse appear to be perfectly content hugging their canine friend Drake. L-R: Julie, Alexis, Alissa and Amber.

A large crowd of dog owners gathered at the courthouse last week to begin the process of attempting to resolve the issues surrounding free-roaming canines.
According to Andrea Clouse, a proponent of “responsible dog ownership,” said the meeting lasted approximately three hours.
Clouse said she asked for a hand count to determine those who would agree on registering all vicious breeds with the office … Read More


Revolver officially ‘awarded’ to county

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Salute. Sons of Confederate Veterans salute Gen. George Gibbs Dibrell at his gravesite as they celebrate the return of his war pistol to White County.

The gun that was carried by Gen. George Gibbs Dibrell during the War Between the States is back in his hometown and on display in a place of honor at White County Heritage Museum following a ceremony, on Saturday, at his gravesite in the Old Sparta City Cemetery.
Efforts to secure the revolver began several months ago with a fundraising campaign to secure the $22,500 needed to purchase historical weapon from its owner. Numerous private and organizations donations were made, but one anonymous … Read More


Donald Lee Farris

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Donald Lee Farris, 67, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 17, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Farris was born July 2, 1942, in White County, to James Aaron and Viola Randolph Farris.
He was a retired truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer.
Mr. Farris was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Farris, of Spencer; children, Jeff Farris and wife Tracy, Thomas Farris, Heather Clendenon and husband Eric, all of Spencer; eight grandchildren, Alex, Kristin, Jensen, Tenley, Tyler, Jacob, Jasmine, Tripp; brother, Hilton Farris, of Florida; sister, Thelma Snodgrass; and several nieces and … Read More


Raymond Estelle Thompson

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Raymond Estelle Thompson, 1924-2009

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Raymond Estelle Thompson, 85, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 16, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Thompson was born March 17, 1924, in Claiborne County, to Dal and Martha Wilson Thompson.    
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the retired owner/operator of an asphalt trucking company, in Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. Thompson was also a member of Kynett United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Mullins Thompson, of Sparta; sister, Viola Anderson, of Indianapolis, Ind.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Meadows and husband James, Willie Mae Giles, … Read More


Daisy Louise Phillips Kitchen

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Daisy Louise Phillips Kitchen, 74, of Doyle, passed away Aug. 15, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Graveside service was 11 a.m., Aug. 17, 2009, at Cummingsville Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


James Arthur (Bud) Young

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

James Arthur (Bud) Young, 80, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 14, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Young was born Oct. 18, 1928, in Sparta, to Henry Logan and Minnie Lee Cunningham Young.
He was preceded in death by his wives, America Lee (Merkey) Miller Young, Mattie Smith Young; three infant daughters, Loretta Young, Mary Edith Young, Rose Mary Yong; and a son, David Lee Young.
Survivors include his three sons, James S. Young and wife Kathy, Arthur Young, Joel Young and wife Lynn, all of Sparta; four daughters, Betty Young and husband Frederick, of Sparta, Alice Dodson and husband Bobby, of Spencer, Frances Gunter and husband … Read More


Brenda Sue Hawkins

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Brenda Sue Hawkins, 60, passed away Aug. 16, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Nannie Lou Hudson Bussell; sisters, Janie Hawkins, Geneva Bussell; and brothers, William Bussell and Jim Richardson.
Survivors include her husband of 44 year, George Hawkins, of Lebanon; sons, Scotty Hawkins and wife Misty, Brian Hawkins, Jeffrey Hawkins and wife Tonya; daughter, Emma G. Hawkins; sister-in-law, Naomi Bussell Dishman; grandchildren, Justin, Reba, Alex, Dylan and Albert Hawkins; granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Hawkins; great-grandchild, Jordan Hawkins; six step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Aug. 18, 2009, at Sellars Funeral Home, in Lebanon, with … Read More


Tennessee Amigos win gold at Senior Olympics

Posted by | August 17, 2009 12:00 am

Gold medals on the podium. The Tennessee Amigos 65+ basketball team poses on the podium after receiving their gold medals at the 2009 Summer National Senior Games in Palo Alto, California earlier this month. Doyle’s Sylvia Smith (first from right, #14) was a member of the gold medal winning team.

In the world of sports, one thing that small rural White County is known for is its basketball.
A lot of people have heard of White County because of the success of its basketball players and teams throughout the years. District champions, region champions, state champions and national champions call this place home. Recently, a new classification has … Read More


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