Dr. Richard Dycus, a Cookeville dentist, was installed as the 2017-2018 Tennessee Dental Association president during the association’s 150th annual session in Gatlinburg.
Dycus has served the TDA as Trustee, Fourth District President, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, Steering Committee, Dental Care Council, and Legislative Council. On the national level, Dycus has served the American Dental Association as a delegate and on the Council on Dental Benefits.
Vitaly Ford is the first Ph.D. candidate to earn a doctorate in computer science at TTU.
With recent news of one of the largest cyberattacks in history, it is clear that developing the field of cybersecurity should be a priority. One of Tennessee Tech University’s latest contributions to that field is Vitaly Ford, the first Ph.D. candidate to earn a doctorate in computer science at Tech.
The subject of Ford’s doctoral thesis was on cybersecurity and privacy issues in the Smart Grid, which identified risks and solutions in the technology that controls electrical energy usage. Ford enrolled in Tech’s graduate program in computer science in 2012. He earned … Read More
According to Putnam County Sheriff Department, on May 26, 2017, Michael Christopher Poston, 48, of Cookeville, was arrested following an investigation of a residential burglary on Stone Seminary Road. The residence was broken into twice within two months. Guns, coins and other valuables were taken. Poston was in possession of some of the items at the time of his arrest. His bond was set at $30,000. He is scheduled to appear in Putnam County General Sessions Court, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
What: Homecoming featuring the Caravan Singers; morning speaker will be Bro. Elbert Smith, husband of Diane Savage Smith who was raised at the church; lunch will follow and then the Caravan Singers will perform again in the afternoon
At approximately 7:54 pm, the White County E-911 Communication Center received an emergency call in regards to a two vehicle accident with possible injuries on Bockman Way near Hampton Drive.
The Sparta Fire Department, White County EMS, and the Sparta Police Department were all dispatched to the scene of the incident.
Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered two vehicles were involved in a collision, resulting in a white Nissan sustaining damage to the driver side of the vehicle and a maroon Pontiac sustaining damage to the front passenger side of the vehicle.
Emergency responders evaluated the scene, worked to clear the roadway of debris, and directed the westbound traffic … Read More
Terry Hitchcock, 74, of Cookeville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on June 2, 2017, at his home in Cookeville, following extended illness.
Mr. Hitchcock was born May 14, 1943, in Cookeville, to Andrew Bethel Hitchcock and Linnie Mae Madewell Hitchcock.
He enjoyed a successful career in automobile sales and real estate for over 40 years in the Cookeville area. Mr. Hitchcock enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his beloved dog, Jake. He loved the Lord and is now resting peacefully within the gates of heaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Earl Edward Hitchcock; and a daughter, Terri Beth … Read More
The White County High School softball team held its annual softball camp last week at the WCHS softball team. The coaches and players worked with the campers on their base running, hitting, fielding and throwing.
On June 5, the girls ‘coach pitch league is scheduled to have its championship game starting at 6 p.m. On June 6, t-ball has its championship game scheduled for 6 p.m. On June 8, the boys’ coach pitch will have its championship game at 6 p.m. Then, on June 9, all the leagues that play at the Smithville fields, which include Senior and Junior Boys’ league and the Senior and Junior Girls’ League will all have their championship games at 6 p.m. All leagues will have awards directly after their divisions’ championship game. On June 8, the girls’ coach pitch league started its tournament. Ben Lomand defeated Halls … Read More