Ben Dicks Fish

Posted by | June 16, 2009 12:00 am

Ben Dicks Fish, 87, of Sparta, passed away June 15, 2009, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.
Mr. Fish was born Sept. 9, 1921, in White County, to Hosea Edmond Fish and Hallie Lawson Fish.
He was a very hardworking, caring and loving father, husband, brother and friend and a well-respected man in the community.
Mr. Fish was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosie Mae Vinson Fish; sons, Ronnie, Donnie, Glen and Benny Fish; daughter, Brenda Wilson; two brothers, Monroe and Robert Fish; and three sisters, Zora Lee Van Winkle, Callie Rector and Yula Nash.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Allen and husband Dean, of Sparta; … CONTINUED


Kathy Marsh Wolfe

Posted by | June 16, 2009 12:00 am

Kathy Marsh Wolfe, 56, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2009, at University Medical Center, in Lebanon.
Mrs. Wolfe was born Sept. 27, 1952, in Sparta, to Fred and Alva Swoape Phifer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Richard Marsh Jr.; one sister, Betty Parsley; and one brother, Charles Thomas Phifer.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Wolfe, of Sparta; three sons, Corey and Brent Marsh, both of Doyle, James Wolfe and wife Crystal, of Murfreesboro; daughter, April Wolfe, of Florida; two sisters, Frances Burgess, Marilynn Johnson and husband Loren, all of Sparta; two brothers, Wayne Phifer and wife Sharon, of Spencer, J.W. Phifer … CONTINUED


15 Ways to Be a Great Dad

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Father. Jeffrey Loveland enjoys spending as much quality time as possible with his two children Jeffrey and Eva.

You may need to pass a test in order to drive, but being a father doesn’t require a license. While anyone can be a dad, there is a big difference between being just a “dad” and being a “great dad.” Don’t sweat it, though, if you need to brush up on your “great dad” skills. You can easily do so at any time. Father’s Day offers an opportune time to get you back on track. Here are some ways to get started.
1. Don’t compare siblings. They are separate people … CONTINUED


Fresh Air Festival is coming

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance invites you to The Second Annual Fresh Air Festival. This event is Sat., June 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in historic Granville located in Jackson County. This festival brings together “plein air” painters (artists who paint from life in the outdoors or “open air”) and fine crafts. You can watch artists painting in their own painting style, and crafters showing their own techniques of accomplishment.
This festival takes place at the scenic and pastoral site of Veterans Park on Cordell Hull Lake in Granville, as it did last year. Granville, a small town undergoing revitalization, has proven to be a unique town; the … CONTINUED


Mountain Memories Quilt Show scheduled

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Attention Quilters and Quilter-Lovers… Mark your calendars now!
The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild is having their 5th Biennial “Mountain Memories Quilt Show,” June 19 & 20, in Crossville. The show will take place at the Community Complex (Fairgrounds), during Depot Days and a popular Antique Tractor Show; so there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Hours of the Quilt Show are: Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. There will be quilts of all sizes, as well as quilted wearables and home décor. And, of course, there will be lots of Door Prizes awarded throughout each day.
For … CONTINUED


Pet store owner explains actions

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Open for business. Liberty Hill Exotics owner Carla Campbell talks about the events that led up to her relinquishing approximately 50 animals.

Carla Campbell, owner of Liberty Hill Exotics on Mayberry Street in Sparta, offered an explanation of the events, which led up to her allowing law enforcement and wildlife officials to take custody of approximately 50 animals last week.
Campbell explained that a woman from Kentucky had contacted her to place some dogs, which she could no longer take care of and needed help.
“And I said yes,” said Campbell. “First, she brought down five dogs and they were just odd and end ones – no specific … CONTINUED


Teenager falls off of Sunset Rock

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

A 15-year-old White County male was taken by Life Force medical helicopter to Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, June 6, after falling off the face of Sunset Rock and just missed hitting the pavement.
According to the juvenile’s mother, Lilly Johnson, the victim and a friend walked down to Sunset Rock and ‘must have decided’ to climb it. The 15-year-old somehow slipped, fell, and landed in a narrow grassy area, between the parking lot and the cliff.
According to Deputy John Meadows with White County Sheriff Department, the juvenile landed in a hole filled with water. He reportedly tried to get up and walk, but was found by Meadows … CONTINUED


Coal Mining Museum to open soon in DeRossette

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Mining history. This picture shows White County Executive Herd Sullivan and White County Heritage Museum Director Bill Hurteau going over renovations being made on the century-old section house.

What began several years ago through the work of the Bon Air Historical Society and with nearly two years of negotiations, a section house located on Highway 70 just west of the old DeRossette Market, which was built at the turn of the 20th century, is being prepared to become the Bon Air Coal Mining Museum.
“As a result of one of the bus tours a couple of years ago, one of the family members approached Linda Mackie and said … CONTINUED


Law enforcement saturate highways

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Heavier traffic. Residents have noticed an increase of vehicles being pulled over on major roads. WCSD officials say ordinary saturation patrols have revealed more traffic and violations.

White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe wants the public to know the recent activities observed on White County roadways, especially Highway 111, are part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office saturation of highways, which has been going on for the past several weeks.
“We are not working drug or criminal interdiction for Bonnaroo,” said Detective Chris Isom with White County Sheriff Department, who is also the department’s public information officer. “We aren’t doing anything that we haven’t been doing for several weeks.”… CONTINUED


Dispatchers receive emergency medical training

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Training. Five dispatchers from White County attended Emergency Medical Dispatching by Powerphone recently in neighboring DeKalb County. Those from White County among the dispatchers taking the training were (bottom row from left) Wanda Alexander, Kathy Frady and Chadra Daniels (part-time); back row, third from left, were Pam Hickey and Janet Musich.

Five of the White County E-911 Center dispatchers recently completed an Emergency Medical Dispatch course in a continuing effort to equip 911 dispatchers to effectively give life saving pre-arrival instructions to callers when they call 911.
Dispatchers were trained in a variety of calls ranging from giving CPR instructions to stopping severe bleeding. These pre-arrival instructions are … CONTINUED


Norcom expansion gets hefty help

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

Expansion. Participants in the check presentation included Sen. Lamar Alexander’s representative Lyndsay Botts, Sen. Bob Corker’s representative Betsy Ranalli, Rep. Lincoln Davis’ representative Justin Walling, White County Mayor Herd Sullivan, White County Chamber Director Wallace Austin, CFEC Director of Membership Services Terry Mullican, owners of Norcom Jim and Carol DeKraker, Norcom Vice President of Operations Richard Peiper and RD Area Technician Alice Wills.

Caney Fork Electric has approved a $740,000 zero-interest developmental loan to Norcom of Tennessee, Inc. for use in the expansion plans of the manufacturer as part of the USDA Rural Development loan program, which provides funding for local electric cooperatives to invest in business development … CONTINUED


Randolph commits to play golf at Maryville College

Posted by | June 15, 2009 12:00 am

J.T. Randolph plans to continue his golf career past high school to Maryville College.

During the first approximately 15 years of his life, J.T. Randolph spent most of his time jumping from one sport to another.
The recent graduate of WCHS would change playing fields with the changing season. From the golf course to the basketball court to the baseball field, Randolph kept busy. Following his freshman year of high school, Randolph opted to focus on golf. This fall, he will continue that focus at the collegiate level.
Randolph has committed to play golf at Maryville College. He will be a part of the first-ever golf team at … CONTINUED


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