Car and EMS vehicle collide on Crossville Highway

Posted by | September 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Emergency services were called to what appeared to be a head-on collision between a car and a Crossville Emergency Services vehicle at approximately 11:00 a.m. September 17. Reportedly, the ambulance was transporting a patient when a car, carrying one occupant, entered the Crossville Highway and struck the ambulance. The occupant of the car was transported to the hospital but the condition of all occupants of the vehicles were unknown at this time. The incident is still under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


One vehicle accident on Pollard Road

Posted by | September 17, 2018 10:13 am

A young mother and her 4-month-old baby were involved in a one-vehicle accident west of Sparta, on Pollard Road. According to authorities, the driver lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. There were no injuries. Mother and baby were reported to be fine.


Teen charged in father’s death

Posted by | September 17, 2018 7:57 am

A White County teen has been charged in the death of his father after a shooting incident that occurred Sept. 13, 2018.

According to Bruce MacLeod, assistant district attorney general, a a 14-year-old male was charged with voluntary manslaughter via a juvenile petition. MacLeod stated the teen is being held in juvenile detention. Because of the teen’s age, he is not being identified at this time.

MacLeod said the shooting occurred at approximately 6 p.m., Sept. 13, on Crossville Highway. The teen reportedly called E-911 stating that he had shot his father.

A press release issued by the TBI stated when deputies responding to an E-911 call arrived … Read More



Highway 8 Furniture and Treasures

Posted by | September 15, 2018 3:12 pm

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By Hansel Moore

Route 8 is a scenic path that cuts through Van Buren, Sequatchie, and Warren counties. Cattle, wildlife, and pines line the roadway that leads off the mountain into McMinnville. Toward the east end of the highway, where it intersects with Route 111, is a large metal building with a welcoming sign for those in search of the unique. The Highway 8 Furniture and Treasures sign is flanked by the American flag, which is proudly flown by the owners, Steve and Patti Ray.

For the past three years this treasure chest of a shopping experience has been the staging area for a … Read More


Crossville man arrested and charged in double homicide

Posted by | September 15, 2018 1:59 pm

Warren Nostrom

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Crossville Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and the office of the 13th District Attorney General has resulted in the arrest of a man who is charged in connection to a double homicide that occurred Friday afternoon.

According to a press release from the TBI, on Sept. 14, 2018, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents joined the investigation into the deaths of two people found at the Cumberland County School Bus Garage located along Genesis Road. Just before 2:30 p.m., officers with the Crossville Police … Read More


Vehicle fire threatens gas station

Posted by | September 15, 2018 11:26 am

At approximately 10:30 a.m. September 15 a motorcycle caught fire while sitting at a gas pump at the Wil Mar Gas station on Smithville Highway. Sheriff Steve Page was one of the first officers to arrive on the scene.

“When I got here the flames were as tall as the gas pumps,” said Page. “A man that was here had a chain and we used that to pull it away from the pumps. Then we used water from the store and an ice chest to put the fire out.”

Volunteer firefighters were able to put the fire out completely. The rider, nor anyone else, was injured in the … Read More


Deborah Kraus Lochner

Posted by | September 15, 2018 7:01 am

Deborah Kraus Lochner, DVM, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 7, 2018, at the age of 72, following an extended illness.

Dr. Lochner was born July 20, 1946, in Wilmington, Delaware, to Philip Berkeley Kraus and Marjorie Patt Kraus, who preceded her in death.

She grew up in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, and after completing high school, attended Michigan State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lochner had five children, all of whom she home-schooled. She was a life member of the United States Pony Club and founded clubs in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Fort Valley, Georgia. She served as a District Commissioner, adviser for the Youth … Read More


Lady Eagles show their volleyball talent as they take on competitors

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:58 am

Van Buren High School has one more thing to be proud of this year – the success of the Lady Eagles volleyball team. Serving up a series of victories, this cohesive group of competitors takes their game seriously. Home or away, these team members are taking care of business on the court. Come on out and support these Eagles as they take on their next challengers


Park ranger provides hiking tips

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:53 am

By Jacob Young, park ranger

Fall Creek Falls State Park offers over 50 miles of trails, stretching from the south end of the park near the Piney community to Virgin Falls, in White County. We offer hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and even some dual purpose paved sections of trail.

Over the course of the year, we experience over 1.5 million visitors, and many of them choose to check out a trail on their visit. With all that traffic, there are helpful tips that we would like to pass along, not only to make your hike more enjoyable but also to keep you safe and allow us to … Read More


Annual Folk Festival draws crowd of thousands to Van Buren

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:49 am

By Hansel Moore

Fall Creek Falls State Park hosted the annual Folk Festival this past weekend.

People came from all over the state to experience the beauty of the park as it was amplified by the soundtrack of a variety of performers. Multiple stages were the site of music familiar to the mountains.

The festivities were officially kicked off, on Sept. 7, 2018, as the stages and grills were warmed up for the weekend. On Sept. 8, people from all over came to experience this annual event.

“We have been coming here for years,” explained a repeat customer from Crossville. “We wouldn’t miss it.”

The threat of inclement … Read More


Van Buren remembers 9/11

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:39 am

Story by Hansel Moore (Photos by Josh Randall and Tara Reid)

By Hansel Moore

Sept. 11, 2018, was the 17th anniversary of the day when men chose to be our enemies and coordinated an attack on our country.   We are two generations away from that day, and it seems as if the significance diminishes with each year that passes. This is a day that must not be forgotten. There are few … Read More


Youth football on a roll

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:19 am

Griffin Adams finds some running room and takes off for a 70 yard touchdown run.

The White County Warrior youth football teams continue a successful campaign this season with back-to-back sweeps of Livingston and Upperman.

The Pee-Wee team remained unbeaten with decisive wins over Livingston and Upperman by a final score of 28-0 and 34-0. The team has been led in rushing by Griffin Adams, who have combined to score six touchdowns in the two games, and Tate Pinion with two. The Warriors’ defense has also been led by Paul Dylan Bickford and Adams. The Pee-Wee Warriors are now 5-0 on the season.

The Junior Warriors have hit their stride, picking up a 38-24 win over Livingston and then taking care of Upperman … Read More


Warriorettes win their third straight 6AAA District Tournament

Posted by | September 15, 2018 6:11 am

The WCHS Warriorettes won their third straight District 6AAA title on Monday. Members of the Warriorettes golf team include (L-R) Ansley Phifer, Morgan Quick, Coach Eric Mitchell, and Makenzie Morton.

Makenzie Morton won the District 6AAA Golf tournament this past Monday. Morton finished her round with a score of 72.

It was a big day for the White County High School golf team, on Monday, at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, in Cookeville, which was the host course for the 2018 District 6AAA Golf Tournament.

The Warriorettes’ golf team won their third straight district championship, which secured their spot in the region tournament that will be held at … Read More


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