William “Bill” Horton

Posted by | November 14, 2018 2:24 pm

William “Bill” Horton, 76, of Walling, passed away today at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Greer to serve 24 years in domestic violence incident involving his wife

Posted by | November 14, 2018 11:59 am

COOKEVILLE – At the conclusion of his trial in September 2018 in the Criminal Court of Putnam County, the 12-member jury, unanimously found James Alex Greer guilty of one count of attempted first degree murder, by finding that he laid down next to his wife and put a handgun to her head. A struggle and fight for the gun ensued. Greer was also found guilty of one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

A sentencing hearing was held Nov. 13, 2018, before Criminal Court Judge Gary McKenzie. After hearing arguments from the prosecution and counsel for Greer, the Court imposed an 18-year … Read More


Doris Ann Daulton

Posted by | November 14, 2018 6:09 am

Doris Ann Daulton, 76, passed away Nov. 12, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Born July 26, 1942, in Pleasant Hill, she was the daughter of Aubrey C. Randolph and Hattie Jo Wilson Randolph.

Mrs. Daulton worked at Potter Orphan Home and School for 40 years, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and she was also a foster mother to many children for 15 years. She dedicated her life to serving God and doing His work faithfully every day of her life. Mrs. Daulton was the president of NAMI (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill), Bowling Green, Kentucky, chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Freddie Don … Read More


26th Annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope is Nov. 18

Posted by | November 14, 2018 5:59 am

On Nov. 18 2018, MADD Upper Cumberland and the 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office will hold their 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope. The program will be held at First Christian Church, at 780 Fairground St., in Cookeville, The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Bereaved victims of those injured in drunk/drugged driving crashes and family members of homicide victims will gather to pay tribute to lives changed or lost due to acts of violence in our community. Participants are urged to bring a framed photo of their loved one(s) to be displayed during the program.

This event is open to the general … Read More


FFA fruit and nut sale underway

Posted by | November 14, 2018 5:41 am

White County FFA officers and members (L-R) Braxton Hutson, Alayna Sims, Hannah Stanton, Kennedy Selby, Josalynn Price, Ashlyn Hanna, Dustin Hawkins

It’s that time of year again, and the holidays are quickly approaching. The White County High School FFA fruit and nut sale is underway, and members have for sale a variety of delicious and healthy fruits, along with a variety of nuts. The fruit is shipped straight to Sparta by means of River Bright Fruit Company, so freshness and quality is always guaranteed. It does not matter what kind of fruit you like because the FFA has for sale everything from apples, oranges, tangelos, as well as … Read More



Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | November 13, 2018 8:05 pm

The Warriors trail the Siegel Stars 31-25 at the half. Dyson Reece led the Warriors in the first half with 12 points.


Warriorettes open up the season with a win

Posted by | November 13, 2018 7:34 pm

The Warriorettes opened up their season with a 61-35 win over Siegel High School. Mia Murray led the Warriorettes with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The Warriorettes will return to action on Friday when they travel to Athens to take on McMinn County High School. The game is set to begin at 5 pm CT.




Willie Creed McCormick

Posted by | November 13, 2018 6:21 am

Willie Creed McCormick, 89, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 8, 2018, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, in Knoxville.

Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Spencer, he was the son of James McCormick and Lydia Dodson McCormick. He was the husband of Edna Luna McCormick.

Mr. McCormick was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparta for many years. He loved to fish and enjoyed being a husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Larry McCormick.

Survivors include his wife, Edna McCormick, of Cookeville; son, Allan McCormick (Becky), of Davidsonville, Maryland; daughter, Tracy Burnette (Tim), of Lenoir … Read More


James Morell Baker

Posted by | November 13, 2018 6:14 am

James Morell Baker, 83, was a born to Francis Morell and Ruth Elizabeth Canada Baker, on Jan. 27, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan.

He passed away Nov. 10, 2018.

Mr. Baker lived a large portion of his youth in Ohio and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He studied at General Motors Institute.

He was a retiree of Martin Marietta, now known as Lockheed Martin, in Orlando, Florida.

Mr. Baker traveled the country and worldwide as a field service engineer for Martin Marietta. He was a technical class instructor for various missile systems, including Redstone, Jupiter, and Pershing Missiles, as well as the infrared on the F4, in Iran, Japan, and Israel.… Read More


James Lester “Jim” Horton

Posted by | November 13, 2018 6:00 am

James Lester “Jim” Horton, 66 of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2018, at his sister’s residence.

Mr. Horton was born Sept. 26, 1952, in Sparta, to Herman Horton and Viola Briggs Horton.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m., Nov. 15 at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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