Scott reunion

Posted by | July 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Sunday, July 22

Who: Descendants of Samuel Scott and Frances England Scott

What: Reunion

When: Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Sparta Civic Center

Contact: (334) 714-7637


Quebeck-Walling potluck

Posted by | July 12, 2018 3:07 pm

Saturday, July 28

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Center

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck-Walling Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd.

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Fall Creek Falls breakfast

Posted by | July 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Saturday, July 28

Who: Fall Creek Falls Fire Department

What: Breakfast – Cost is $7 (biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee, milk)

When: 7-11 a.m.

Where: Fire hall, 24897 Route 30 West


Cagle singing

Posted by | July 12, 2018 3:05 pm

Saturday, July 28

Who: Cagle Community Church

What: Singing featuring “The Lore Family”

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Church, Highway 8 and 111, 34 Church Rd., in Dunlap


Plainview Free Will singing

Posted by | July 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Sunday, July 22

Who: Plainview Free Will Baptist Church

What: Singing featuring “Rapture Ready”

When: Meal at noon; singing at 2 p.m.

Where: Church, 275 Plainview Church Rd, just off Highway 30

Contact: (931) 267-2704


Hot dog social

Posted by | July 12, 2018 2:55 pm

Sunday, July 15

Who: White County Republican Party

What: Meet-and-greet and hot dog social (free event)

When: Noon-3 p.m.

Where: Pearson Park Pavilion, 514 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta





Sports Bulletin Board

Posted by | July 12, 2018 8:16 am

White County High School golf tryouts
The White County High School Golf team will have tryouts on at 10 a.m., July 16, at the Sparta Country Club.

White County High School cross country meeting
The White County High School cross country team will have a meeting at the WCHS track at 4 p.m., July 13. Anyone who is interested in running for the cross country team needs to be at the meeting. If you have any questions, call Coach Mark Voyles at (909) 240-7414.

WCHS volleyball tryouts
The White County High School volleyball team will have their second and final tryout, 8-10 a.m., July 23, at White County


Ethan Roberts makes his first two appearances in the Minor Leagues

Posted by | July 12, 2018 8:08 am

Ethan Roberts

White County native Ethan Roberts got his professional baseball career started with his first-ever appearance in a minor league baseball game.

Roberts, a 2015 graduate of White County High School, became arguably the greatest relief pitcher in Tennessee Tech program history in just three years, shattering the school marks for career saves and single-season saves, while also becoming the first Tech reliever (and only the fifth different pitcher) to record over 100 strikeouts. He finished his junior campaign with a 2.30 ERA, 6-1 record, and 15 saves in 28 appearances, including one start. He tossed 78 and one-third innings, allowing just 65 hits and 20 earned runs while … Read More


Football team gets back to work after the dead period

Posted by | July 12, 2018 8:05 am

DJ Paul makes a catch in Tuesday’s game against Sequatchie County.

Kade Clark tries to pull in a one handed grab over a DeKalb County defender in Tuesday’s 7-on-7.

Sedryk Leftwich throws a pass in one of Tuesday’s 7-on-7 games.

Tucker Nash throws a pass to the sideline in Tuesday’s 7-on-7 games.

The White County High School football team wasted little time getting down to business as the dead period came to a close.

Two days into the first week after the dead period, the Warriors had competed in two days of 7-on-7 work. On Monday and Tuesday, the Warriors would travel down to Cookeville to take part … Read More


Canopy Challenge

Posted by | July 12, 2018 7:45 am

By Hansel Moore, contributor

A group of visitors from Texas, Michigan, Florida, and Memphis are ready to begin their adventure.

Canopy Challenge is an opportunity for persons of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Steve Clevenger is passionate about the great outdoors and particularly the gem of Middle Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls State Park, so much so, when the opportunity to purchase the Arbortrek Canopy Adventures presented, he did not hesitate to keep the business of adventure in Van Buren County.   Clevenger had been the manager of the course since its development, in 2014. Much of his blood, sweat, and … Read More


Feeding the community with a helping hand and food

Posted by | July 12, 2018 7:39 am

Elder Nathan Evertt and Elder Kaleb Morris help out at Feed the Need in Van Buren County.

By Hansel Moore, contributor

There are two young men who are making a positive impact with residents of Middle Tennessee.

Elder Morris and Elder Evertt spend time throughout the week by helping persons in need. On Thursdays, this determined duo volunteers, and they are available and ready to assist persons with carrying items at the “Feed the Need” food distribution in Spencer. It is an opportunity for them to serve and meet a variety of residents.

“There are a lot of great people here – they are unbelievably nice,” said Elder Kaleb Morris, of Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Elder Nathan Evertt of Bountiful, Utah, agreed with the observation and … Read More


Safety measures developed to keep Van Buren County students safe

Posted by | July 12, 2018 7:37 am

A security measure that will be put into place in the near future will be a call box at the front entrance of the school’s office, where visitors will be on surveillance and will be granted access to the building.

By Hansel Moore, contributor

These days, school security is a priority in budget meetings and resource utilization. In the past 20 years, violence against children in schools has increased and caused worry for parents.

Recently, Van Buren Elementary School got a “facelift” and added another level to the security measures to protect their students Capitalizing on the benefits of a school security grant, Cheryl Cole, director of schools, solicited suggestions from teachers as to the best way to utilize the funding.

According to Beth Delong, “One area of concern was the fifth grade hallway at the front of the elementary school, which is all windows. At any given … Read More


Spencer Fire and Rescue partners with State Fire Marshal to provide home smoke alarm installations

Posted by | July 12, 2018 7:34 am

Top row, L-R: Chief Chris T. Russell, Assistant Chief Steve Turpin, Firefighter Chance Smith, Firefighter Dayne Argo, Cadet Dara Baker; bottom row, L-R: Firefighter Roger Manus, Cadet Austin McKinney, Training Officer Elizabeth Clemens, Firefighter/EMR Cathy Corvin; Not pictured: Firefighter Lashay Kirby, Cadet Deb Manus (Photo by ALEXIS SLATTON PHOTOGRAPHY)

The State Fire Marshal’s Office recently presented Spencer Fire and Rescue with a supply of 10-year battery smoke alarms to be installed in homes within the community at high risk of fire.

This statewide distribution of smoke alarms launched in November 2012 and is part of the State Fire Marshal’s effort to both educate and equip Tennesseans to incorporate fire safety into their daily lives.

“We want residents to make sure they have functional smoke alarms in their homes, as well as a rehearsed fire-escape plan,” said State Fire Marshal Julie McPeak. “These are tools proven to save lives – because even one fire death is one too … Read More


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