Quebeck-Walling potluck

Posted by | January 16, 2018 6:37 am

Saturday, Jan. 27

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Center

What: Potluck, bring an entrée or side dish to share

When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., meal begins at 6 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Annelle Jett

Posted by | January 16, 2018 6:22 am

Annelle Jett, 81, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 15, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted by | January 15, 2018 10:42 am

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.  This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.  They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.  They conduct meetings to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.  They can also refer you to … Read More



WCMS 8th grade teams struggle at Tullahoma West

Posted by | January 15, 2018 8:22 am

Riley Smith takes a 3 in a game earlier this season. Smith led the Warriors with 6 points on Monday night. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Nia Powers goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Powers led the Warriorettes with 11 points last Monday night. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The White County Middle School 8th grade teams traveled to Tullahoma West Middle School, on Jan. 8. The Warriors and Warriorettes struggled to get much going offensively, both falling to the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes and Lady Bobcats couldn’t get much going offensively in the first half, with the Lady Bobcats holding a 3-2 lead at the half.

In the second half, both teams picked up their offense, but the Warriorettes were … Read More


VBHS splits with Sequatchie County

Posted by | January 15, 2018 8:12 am

Dustin Sullivan (right), head coach for the Van Buren Eagles, presented senior Bo Walker (left) with his 1,000 points ball, on Jan. 9 2018. Walker scored his 1,000th point, on Jan. 2, against Jackson County. (Photo by STEPHANIE SULLIVAN)

Senior Mallory Christian was honored Tuesday night by Tyler Sapp, coach for the Van Buren Eaglettes, for scoring her 1,000th point, on Dec. 29, 2017, against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. (Photo by MICHELLE CHRISTIAN)

On Tuesday night, the Van Buren County High School Eagles and Eaglettes finally got to play in the friendly confines of their gym. After playing their first two games of the new year on the road, the … Read More


Warriorettes hold off Lady Cavs for Thursday win

Posted by | January 15, 2018 7:59 am

Gracie Dodgen takes a 3, on Thursday night, for 3 of her 23 points. Dodgen led all scorers in the Warriorettes’ win over Cookeville. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Paige Parker take a 3 in Thursday night’s win over Cookeville. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

In front of a packed house, the White County High School Warriorettes held off a late-surging Lady Cavalier team for the 62-55 win to pick up their first District 6AAA win of the season.

The Warriorettes (15-4, 1-0) used a strong third quarter to take the lead and then held on late, going 7-10 from the free throw line over the final 2:06 to secure … Read More


Cavs hold the Warriors at bay in second half

Posted by | January 15, 2018 7:49 am

Masyn Winningham drives to the basket, on Thursday night. Winningham finished with game with 7 points. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Kade Clark goes up for a layup over a Cookeville defender, on Thursday night. Clark finished the game with 6 points. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

David Kinser goes up for a layup in Thursday night’s game against Cookeville. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

In front of a packed Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Thursday night, the Warriors spent most of Thursday’s game trying to overcome an early deficit they found themselves facing.

The Cookeville Cavaliers would score the first 5 points of the game and then would knock down five … Read More


Donations to White County Library October-December 2017

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:53 am

Book in Memory:

-Mary Ruth Alley, Taste of Home Church Suppers, given by Janice & Gary Brogden

-B.E. Anderson, Arnold Palmer: A Life Well Played, given by Brenda & Natalee Anderson

-Judy Lee Cunningham, NASCAR The Complete History, given by Sue & Wayne Rogers

-Judy Lee Cunningham Friend and Colleague, At the Southern Table with Paula Deen, given by Brenda Dycus Anderson

-Jim Dakouvanos, The New Nourishing, given by Floyd’s Cash Saver

-Betty Dycus Farley, Sisters First, given by Brenda & Natalee Anderson

-Mary T. Ford, Writers Take the Stage, given by Molli Hennessey

-Dianne Gamble, In Camera, given by Floyd’s Cash Saver

-Willie Mae Graham Goodwin, Anthology … Read More


Knights of Columbus Council donates to Sparta Pacesetters

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:52 am

On Dec. 20, 2017, the Knights of Columbus Council 14902 held a Christmas social at St. Andrew Catholic Church for council and church members.  Representatives from Pacesetters in Sparta attended the social as guests.  The Knights of Columbus gave a check to Pacesetters for $2,800 as a donation from the Council’s MR Fund drive.  Much of the money was raised from the “Tootsie Roll” drive at local stores and a yard sale.  The Knights would like to thank the residents of Sparta for their generosity in this fund drive.  The picture shows Pete Marino, Grand Knight of the council, presenting the check to Cathy Presley, director of Pacesetters … Read More


Should we be thinking about the 2020 presidential election?

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:50 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

In my opinion, NO, we should not.  This past week there have been all kinds of speculations about celebrities and politicians who might be possible presidential candidates to run against Donald Trump in the 2020 election.  Personally, I think it would be side-busting funny if Oprah Winfrey, a black, successful businesswoman, and TV and movie star, beat Donald Trump, but I do not believe it would be all that good for the country.  I believe Ms. Winfrey has more compassion and is much more intelligent than Donald Trump could ever be in his lifetime.  Ms. Winfrey is a wonderful spokesperson for many … Read More


Airport Board approves entering Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System for employees

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:41 am

Recent action taken by the various governmental owners of the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport will allow full-time airport employees of the airport to be part of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System. (Photo by BOBBY MCCULLEY)

Following original discussions in November and approval from the four owners of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, board members agreed during their January meeting to provide a retirement package to airport employees.

On Jan. 8, 2018, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board of Directors addressed the ongoing discussion of whether to participate in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System for the airport’s two full-time employees.

During the board’s November 2017 meeting, a presentation from a representative … Read More


School board discusses fundraisers

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:39 am

White County’s director of schools and members of the school board are discussing revenue-generating options to help reduce the number of fundraisers that each sports program is conducting.

During the Jan. 11, 2018, White County School Board meeting, which was held at Central View Elementary, Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger requested that the board allow him to research and develop a plan he described as a way to reduce the need for sports programs to hold fundraisers. Dronebarger suggested using the approximately 40 school buses to generate advertising revenues for the school system that could be earmarked for the athletic programs.

“We have 38 to 40 buses,” said … Read More


Lunch with officers a new program for school system

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:33 am

  Students in White County will now have an opportunity to potentially eat lunch with law enforcement officers because of a new program that officially started last week.

As of Jan. 9, 2018, which was observed nationally as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, local law enforcement officers now are able to participate in a new program to eat lunch with students in White County. The Cops and Friends Eating (CAFE) program allows uniformed law enforcement officers to eat for free at any White County public school.

Thanks to grant funding, the CAFE program now allows officers from various agencies including White County Sheriff Department, Sparta Police Department, and Tennessee Highway … Read More


90,000 calls dispatched by E-911

Posted by | January 15, 2018 6:31 am

Dispatchers in White County remained busy handling a large call volume, in 2017, and remain on target to continue to handle emergency and non-emergency calls, in 2018.

Dispatchers with White County E-911 Communications Center had a busy year once again, as a high number of calls had to be processed and emergency services dispatched to handle those incidents.

The year 2017 has proven to been a year of growth White County, with numerous economic development projects announced and a steady amount of residential building growth. With such growth, dispatchers at White County E-911 Communications Center remained busy throughout 2017 as well, handling approximately 90,000 emergency and non-emergency calls.

An overall spreadsheet on the number of calls processed and dispatched to the various agencies in White County for 2017 and 2016 showed the largest volume of … Read More


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