Commissioners are assigned to committees for upcoming year

Posted by | September 20, 2018 6:17 am

Stanley Neal, who was re-elected as chairman of the White County Board of Commissioners, presides over the Sept. 17 meeting as committee memberships are set for the upcoming year. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

The White County Board of Commissioners began its first official meeting for the new term by electing a chairman, vice chairman, and parliamentarian.

The incumbent chairman, Stanley Neal, was re-elected to the position for the upcoming year, with Terry Alley being elected as vice chairman, and Bobby McCulley being elected parliamentarian by a unanimous vote.

Resolutions were passed to establish membership on various committees.

-Steering Committee A: Cain Rogers, Terry Alley, Lonnie Crouch, Lanny Selby, Dillard Quick, Lee Broyles, and Bobby McCulley.

-Steering Committee B: Andy Haston, T.K. Austin, Robert McCormick, Dakota White, Dale Bennett, Roger Mason, and Stanley Neal.

-Purchasing Committee: Lanny Selby and Lonnie Crouch

-Audit … Read More

Sheriff addresses commissioners about conditions at justice center

Posted by | September 20, 2018 6:13 am

White County Sheriff Steve Page, who officially began his duties Sept. 1, 2018, addressed county commissioners in the parking lot of the justice center, on Sept. 17, just prior to their tour of the jail. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

Sheriff Steve Page addressed the White County Board of Commissioners, on Sept. 17, to explain the conditions at the justice center and why he may ask for funds in the future.

Page began the tour in the parking lot explaining the wear and tear on the patrol cars.

“A car that has 100,000 miles on it probably has close to 300,000 miles because of how they are driven,” said Page.

Page reiterated to the board that he did not call them to his office to poor-mouth the justice center. He explained that he just wanted them to know what he was dealing with should the time arise that … Read More

Sparta woman arrested and charged in husband’s murder

Posted by | September 20, 2018 5:56 am

A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the 13th District Attorney General, and the White County Sheriff Department has resulted in the arrest of a Sparta woman charged in the shooting death of her husband.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on July 20, TBI Agents joined deputies with the White County Sheriff Department and investigators with the District Attorney’s office in investigating a shooting death that occurred at a residence, on Woodland Trail, in Sparta. When deputies responded to a 911 call that morning, they found Domenico Iraggi (DOB 11/28/1940) deceased with a gunshot wound … Read More

Diabetes prevention program

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:12 am

Every Tuesday

Who: White County Health Department

What: Diabetes prevention program

When: 3-4 p.m.

Where: White County Health Department

Contact: (931) 836-2201

Southern Charm Quilt Show

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:11 am

Fri., Nov. 9-Sat., Nov. 10

Who: Cookeville Crazy Quilters Guild

What: Southern Charm Quilt Show (admission $5)

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 9; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov 10

Where: Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ, at 521 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville

Handbags for Hope

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:11 am

Saturday, Oct. 27

Who: Genesis House

What: Handbags For Hope – tickets $30 each and are available on (grab bag purse auction and brunch; proceeds benefit domestic violence prevention and awareness in the Upper Cumberland)

When: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Duck Pond Manor, 665 Duck Pond Rd., in Sparta

Republican Party meeting

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:08 am

Monday, Sept. 24

Who: White County Republican Party

What: Meeting: Guest speaker will be Beth Campbell (Republican National Committeewoman); invited speaker will be Matthew McClanahan, Upper Cumberland Young Republican Club

When: 7 p.m.

Where: White County Courthouse, third floor courtroom

Blooming Bargains Rummage Sale

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:07 am

Saturday, Oct. 6

Who: GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club

What: Blooming Bargains Rummage Sale (bargains galore and silent auction to raise funds for the Sparta Woman’s Club projects)
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Sparta First United Methodist Church

Contact: (931) 739-2847

Class of 1958 reunion

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:06 am

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: White County High School Class of 1958

What: Reunion ($23 at the door; RSVP before Sept. 25 at phone number below)
When: 4 p.m.

Where: Duck Pond Manor

Contact: (931) 738-2459

Quebeck gospel meeting

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:06 am

Sun., Sept. 30-Wed., Oct. 3

Who: Quebeck Church of Christ

What: Gospel meeting

When: Sunday – 9 a.m., Bible class; 10 a.m., worship; 11:30 a.m., fellowship lunch; 1 p.m., afternoon worship; 7 p.m., services Monday-Wednesday

Where: 9925 McMinnville Highway, in Quebeck

Derossett benefit singing

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:04 am

Saturday, Sept. 29

Who: Derossett Brethren in Christ Church

What: Benefit singing (to help pay for funeral expenses for former pastor, the Rev. Irving Parker)

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: 250 Heavens Way

Low-income assistance sign-ups

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:04 am

Thursday, Sept. 27

Who: State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

What: Help people apply for low-income assistance programs; people will be screened for assistance with their Medicare costs and food stamps benefits; applications will be filled out on-site for those who qualify

When: Noon-4 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: 1-877-801-0044

Swindell reunion

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:03 am

Saturday, Sept. 22

Who: Swindell family

What: Reunion (bring covered dish)
When: 11 a.m.-until

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Senior Companions fundraiser

Posted by | September 19, 2018 8:02 am

Senior Companions, of Van Buren County, will be hosting a fundraising dinner and auction, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Burritt College building. Meals will be served beginning at 4 p.m., with auction beginning at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Agees. (Vegetable soup or chili, crackers or cornbread, dessert, and drink, $5; hot dogs, $1.50; chili dogs, $3; desserts, $1.50; chips, 50 cents; drinks, $1; coffee, 50 cents)

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