White County – Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted by | November 17, 2017 9:10 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 11-19-2017 on SR 135 in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Van Buren – Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted by | November 17, 2017 9:08 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 11-19-2017 on US 70S in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


TN Colleges of Applied Technology recognized for volunteer work

Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:42 am

Chancellor Tydings, TCAT Crossville President Cliff Wightman, Ollie, and Carol Coleman

Three Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT) were acknowledged in their outstanding work as volunteers for the Ollie Otter Booster Seat and Seat Belt Safety program at a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) meeting and luncheon held on November 14, 2017.

TCATs Crossville, Livingston and Paris were highlighted for their substantial contributions. TCAT Crossvile won the Ollie “Super Supporter” award, an annual award that honors vital work on behalf of the Ollie Otter program. The award was accepted by TCAT Crossville President Cliff Wightman.

The Ollie Otter program is implemented by a network of statewide volunteers who work through the Tennessee Technological University (TTU) BusinessMedia Center in Cookeville … Read More


TN Promise community service and mentor signup deadline is Dec. 1

Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:32 am

Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1, 2017. All current Motlow State Community College students have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service in order to remain eligible for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. The same deadline applies for anyone interested in volunteering to become a Tennessee Promise mentor.

“There are numerous ways that students can complete their community service hours, including job shadowing, cleaning local, state, and recreational parks, or by assisting local non-profit organizations,” said Jonathan Graham, Motlow’s Tennessee Promise coordinator for Rutherford County.

Students who still need to complete their community service hours can visit the Motlow Tennessee Promise by clicking Read More


Community invited to celebrate lighting of crosses

Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:23 am

First Community Church of Sparta is having a Christmas Cantata and tree lighting ceremony along with a dedication and outdoor cross lighting of three tall crosses as a new landmark for Sparta. These crosses will be a permanent fixture in the Sparta landscape. This is also the start of a community prayer garden that will be open to all people. The three crosses will be lit nightly. Everyone in the area is invited to come and celebrate  this new and exciting feature. The church is located at 184 Taft Church Rd., across from Walmart. The program and dedication is 5 p.m., Dec. 10.


Posted by | November 17, 2017 8:08 am

March 2-4, 2018

Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show

Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland

See the latest trends in home building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping

Event includes cooking stage, exhibits, barn sale, and education

Hyder Burks Pavilion, in Cookeville

www.uchba.com

Event hours are 4-8 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; noon-4 p.m., Sunday


Christmas parade route changed

Posted by | November 17, 2017 7:46 am

Please view this photo of the route for the Sparta Rotary Christmas Parade, which begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. The route has a few changes because of the ongoing construction on Bockman Way. Please view the bright yellow highlights, which depict the new route. As usual, the parade will begin at the White County High School parking lot.


Cookeville community events

Posted by | November 17, 2017 7:41 am

Nov. 26

Holiday Concert: The Cookeville Community Band will have a free holiday concert at 3 p.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St. 931-528-1313.

Dec. 2

Depot Christmas Open House: The Cookeville Depot Museum’s annual Christmas Open House will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 116 W. Broad St. Caroling, games and holiday treats. Take a photo with Santa. (He takes a cookie break 12-1 p.m.) This year’s theme is “The Polar Express.” Admission is free. 931-528-8570.

Dec. 3

Christmas in the Park Tree-Lighting: The City of Cookeville’s third annual Christmas in the Park tree-lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 30 … Read More


Wylie Gene Austin

Posted by | November 17, 2017 5:39 am

Wylie Gene Austin, 87, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


WCMS 6th grade teams continue their impressive season

Posted by | November 16, 2017 2:01 pm

The White County Middle School 6th grade teams continued to build on their already impressive seasons, on Tuesday night. Both teams traveled down to McMinnville to take on Warren County Middle School. The Warriorettes got things going on the right foot with a 36-21 win in the first game of the night. The Warriors followed suit in the second game, winning 37-20.

In the first game of the night, The Warriorettes jumped out to an early 7-5 after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, the Warriorettes extended their lead, outscoring Warren County 5-4 and led 12-9 at the break. After halftime, the Warriorettes put the game … Read More


WCMS 8th grade teams split with South Franklin

Posted by | November 16, 2017 1:56 pm

The White County Middle School 8th grade basketball teams traveled to Franklin County, on Monday night, to take on CTC Conference foe South Franklin Middle School. In the first game of the evening, the Warriorettes came away with the win by a final score of 30-22. In the second game, the Warriors couldn’t get much going offensively losing 52-21.

In the first matchup, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 5-3 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Warriorettes extended their lead, outscoring South Franklin 13-2 in the quarter and led 18-5 heading into halftime.

After the break, South Franklin came out and outscored … Read More


Van Buren High School splits with Cougars to start the season

Posted by | November 16, 2017 1:55 pm

The Van Buren County High School Eagle and Eaglettes got their seasons started, on Tuesday night, when they traveled to Murfreesboro to take on the Middle Tennessee Christian Cougars and Lady Cougars.

In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes couldn’t come away with the win, losing 61-55 to the Lady Cougars.

In the second game, The Eagles walked out with the win behind Caden Mills’ 35 points. The Eagles won 84-69 over the Cougars.

In the Eaglettes game, the Eaglettes fell behind early, trailing 19-17 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Lady Cougars extended their lead, outscoring the Eaglettes 13-10 … Read More


Warriors could not overcome slow start Tuesday night

Posted by | November 16, 2017 1:51 pm

The Warriors’ coaches talk to the players during a timeout during Tuesday night’s game. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

For the past couple of years, the Warriors have been prone to start games slowly but would usually pick things up in the second half and come away with a victory. On Tuesday night, when the Warriors got off to their slow start, the deficit they had was just too much for them to overcome. The Warriors would fall to Farragut 67-45.

In the first quarter, the Admirals would start off the game on a 6-0 run before the Warriors could find a basket. Freshman Kade Clark would be the first Warrior to score on a layup, with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter to cut Farragut’s lead … Read More


Warriorettes lose a heartbreaker to Farragut High

Posted by | November 16, 2017 1:49 pm

Gracie Dodgen goes up for a layup in Tuesday night’s game vs. Farragut. Dodgen led all scorers with 21 points. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

When the White County High School Warriorettes’ basketball team traveled up to Farragut High School, on Tuesday afternoon, to start the 2017-18 season, the Warriorettes were hoping for a different outcome than what they ended the night.

When looking at the stat sheets, a person will see that missed free throws and turnovers were the only things that the Warriorettes didn’t hold the advantage in, and it was probably the two things that kept the Warriorettes from getting the win.

Two bright spots for the Warriorettes, on Tuesday night, were freshman Gracie Dodgen and senior Hannah Leftwich. Dodgen led the way for the Warriorettes as she finished with … Read More


Where Bingo meets chair yoga

Posted by | November 16, 2017 10:39 am

Starting on Nov. 6 (and recurring every first and third Monday of each month), the Van Buren County Health Department and Community Health Center is hosting a free “chair yoga bingo” game at the Van Buren Senior Center, in Spencer.

Yoga has been proven to increase flexibility, balance, muscle mass, agility, and bone density, which helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Also, daily physical activity, like yoga, helps reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and colon cancer.

Chair yoga poses are performed while sitting in a chair and are less strenuous than other yoga … Read More



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