Warriorettes season comes to a close

Posted by | February 23, 2018 7:58 pm

The Warriorettes struggle in the first half against East Hamilton and fall to the Lady Hurricanes 63-41. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen who finished with 14 points. Kanden Reeves chipped in 9 points. The Warriorettes end the season 21-9.

Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | February 23, 2018 6:36 pm

The Warriorettes trail the East Hamilton Lady Hurricanes 32-13 at the end of the first quarter. The Warriorettes were led by Kanden Reeves in the first half as she finished with five points.

Free Tennessee Cave and Karst Symposium this weekend

Posted by | February 23, 2018 12:41 pm

Tennessee Cave and Karst Symposium
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (CST), at the Fall Creek Inn and Conference Center, Fall Creek Falls State Park. The symposium is free and the public is welcome.

Morning Presentations:
-(9:00 AM) Welcome
-(9:05) History of Public Land Acquisition in the Fall Creek, Scott’s Gulf, and Virgin Falls Area of the Cumberland Plateau, Stuart Carroll (Tennessee State Parks) and Chuck Sutherland (Upper Cumberland Development District and the Tennessee Cave Survey)
-(9:40) Following the Water Underground: Dye tracing cave and karst systems on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, Ben Miller (Hydrogeologist, U.S. Geological Survey)
-(10:15) Distribution and Conservation of Subterranean … Read More

Cherry Creek breakfast

Posted by | February 23, 2018 9:28 am

Saturday, March 10

Who: Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (country ham, city ham, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, eggs cooked to order, milk gravy, chocolate gravy, red-eye gravy, pancakes on request, milk, orange juice)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd.

Debbie Allen Isbill

Posted by | February 22, 2018 6:10 pm

Debbie Allen Isbill, age 63, of Springfield, Tennessee, formerly of Sparta, passed away in her home on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from an extended illness.

Visitation for friends and family will be held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6-8pm and again on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 12 Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 1pm. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Sorgho, KY at a later date.

Mrs. Isbill was born June 2, 1954 to the late Douglas and Dorothy Shugart Allen in Louisville, KY. She grew up behind her home

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Spencer Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Feb. 22, 2018

Posted by | February 22, 2018 5:45 pm

Lillian Elizabeth Duncan Keck

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Lillian Elizabeth Duncan Keck, 96, passed away peacefully, on Feb. 5, 2018, at Clarity Pointe Memory Care Assisted Living, in Farragut, Tennessee.

Mrs. Keck was born in Huntsville, Tennessee, to Flem B. Duncan and Cassie Lee Duncan.

As a child, Mrs. Keck and her family attended the Helenwood Presbyterian Church, in Helenwood, Tennessee. She was a member of the Fountain City Presbyterian Church since 1984.

She graduated from Huntsville High School, in 1940. After graduation, she moved to Knoxville to attend the National Business College. Following her graduation, Mrs. Keck worked for C.M. McClung, in Knoxville, Tennessee; Eastman, in Oak Ridge; and the USO Headquarters, located in the … Read More

Karen Sue Cox

Posted by | February 22, 2018 1:25 pm

Karen Sue Cox, 70, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 21, 2018, at Saint Thomas MidTown Hospital, in Nashville.

She was born Oct. 31, 1947, in Gallipolis, Ohio, the daughter of Edward Spaulding and Emogene Rose Spaulding.

She was cremated in accordance with her wishes. No service has been scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Waymon Ray Stults

Posted by | February 22, 2018 12:49 pm

Waymon Ray Stults, 76, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Feb. 21, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Stults was born Oct. 4, 1941.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Feb. 24, 2018, at Highland Cemetery. Full military honors will be presented by the Veterans’ Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.



Annual Fall Creek Falls Thaw 15K Run is March 3

Posted by | February 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Runners from across the state will join together at Fall Creek Falls State Park, on March 3, for the final portion of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. (Photo Courtesy of Tennessee State Parks)

Park rangers and staff members at Fall Creek Falls State Park are preparing for a fast approaching annual 15K race that brings runners from across the state for the final portion of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour.

On March 3, 2018, Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting the finale of the TSP running tour. The 15K race will take participants through Fall Creek Falls, which offers some of the most beautiful … Read More

Van Buren County state elected officials busy with legislature

Posted by | February 22, 2018 12:39 pm

The 110th Tennessee General Assembly is back in full swing, and both of Van Buren County’s elected state officials are busy sponsoring and legislating numerous bills.

Van Buren County, which is part of the 16th State Senatorial District, is represented by State Senator Janice Bowling, who has held that seat since 2012. Bowling serves as a member of the Government Operations Committee, the Transportation and Safety Committee, and the Joint Government Operations Judiciary and Government Subcommittee.

Bowling also serves as the chair of the Joint Government Operations, Education, Health, and General Welfare Subcommittee and is second vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

As of Feb. 20, Bowling has … Read More

Van Buren County Commission discusses ambulance shortage

Posted by | February 22, 2018 12:31 pm

Van Buren County Emergency Medical Service is struggling to serve those in need because of the lack of operational ambulances.

Van Buren County commissioners held discussions during the Feb. 20 meeting about what course of action the county should take to resolve a potential ambulance shortage because two units are out of service.

According to information that was presented to the commissioners, Van Buren County Emergency Medical Service has two ambulances that are not in working condition. Since 2009, the VBCEMS has operated with four ambulances and is now only operating with two.

A report that was given from Steering Committee A to the full court of commissioners … Read More

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