Sparta-White County Rescue Squad rescues trapped K-9

Posted by | January 26, 2018 6:36 pm

Pictured are Zachery Cunningham, Ryan Gardner, Tyler Wilson, and Guy Wilson

Thanks to the efforts of the dedicated members of the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, a lost hunting companion has been rescued and safely returned to her owners.

On Jan. 26, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., members with the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad received notification of a possible missing k-9. According to initial reports – the K-9, a beagle named Cheyenne, was on a hunting expedition with its owners in the Lost Creek area of White County.

While small game hunting around 10:30 a.m, Cheyenne reportedly chased a rabbit down a 25-foot hole and became trapped. Unable to recover Cheyenne, her owners, Guy and Tyler Wilson, contacted members of … Read More


Meadows celebrates 50 years at White County Farmers CO-OP

Posted by | January 26, 2018 1:31 pm

George “Bud” Meadows celebrated his 50th anniversary, with White County Farmers CO-OP, on Jan. 25, 2018.

Meadows was hired Jan. 25, 1968, by the original general manager, Leon Luke. Meadows is 73 years old and is still the first employee in the parking lot every morning. When he was first hired, he worked in the old CO-OP building, on Moore Street. The landscaping and building of the new building started in 1967, except for the fertilize building that was built in the early 60’s. They moved into this building in March 1968.

When Meadows was first hired, he worked the warehouse, unloaded box cars, and received the corn, … Read More


Outstanding fairs honored at 96th annual convention

Posted by | January 26, 2018 1:23 pm

Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently presented awards to 54 of the top county, regional and state agricultural fairs.

“Agricultural education is as important as it has ever been,” Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton said. “County fairs provide an opportunity for communities across Tennessee to learn about the largest industry in our state while enjoying tradition and making new memories.“

Approximately 900 people attended the Fairs Merit Awards recognition dinner program during the 96th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Association of Fairs (TAF) held January 18-21, 2018, in Nashville.

The top award went to the Rhea County Fair when it was named the Champion of Champions Fair for 2017. … Read More


Edith L.V. Young

Posted by | January 26, 2018 12:31 pm

Edith L.V. Young, 95, of Smithville, passed away Jan. 25, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.

Mrs. Young was born June 13, 1922.

She was a member of the Mt. View Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amerce Young; parents, Ollie Monroe Barnes, Sarah Della Barnes Redmon; stepfather, Thomas Redmon; two sisters, Irene Barnes, Martha Ann Foster; brother, Alvie Barnes; and three infants, Wilma Dean, Arlie Edward, and James Allan.

Survivors include three children and spouses, Talmadge and Bobbie Young, of Smithville, Judie and John Green, of Walling, Anthony and Patricia Young, of Smithville; granddaughter and spouse, Jayrah and Wade Humphrey, … Read More


Marie Hutchings Howard

Posted by | January 26, 2018 10:54 am

Marie Hutchings Howard, 94, of Sparta, passed away Jan.24, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Howard was born May 11, 1923, in White County, to R.I. Hutchings and Emma Davis Hutchings.

Mrs. Howard enjoyed her profession as a bank teller for over 35 years and was a longtime member of Spring Hill The Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family, her church, and her community. Mrs. Howard was well known throughout her community by her involvement in various clubs and organizations, including Bible study groups, Sunday School classes, the Rock House DAR, Welcome Neighbors, and the Golden Girls. She ministered to others through her delicious cooking … Read More


Treva Dale Pittman

Posted by | January 26, 2018 10:01 am

Treva Dale Pittman, 77, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 23, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born Thursday, July 18, 1940 in Campton, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Marion Hollon and Miranda Elkins Hollon.

Mrs. Pittman was a member of BonDeCroft Baptist Church and enjoyed working with the food donation program there. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Senior Center, and she loved her dogs.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Sewell (Greg), of Sparta; son, Lester E. Anderson (Kathy), of Sparta; sister, Velma Riley, of Ohio; grandchildren, Crockett Sewell, Johnny Knight Jr., Daniel Knight, Ashley Martinez; and special friends and neighbors.

She was preceded … Read More



Warriors down at the half

Posted by | January 25, 2018 8:12 pm

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 37-19 at the half. The Warriors were led by Micah Webster in the first half. Webster finished with 7 points in the half.



Warriorettes fall to the Lady Panthers

Posted by | January 25, 2018 7:31 pm

The Warriorettes were unable to make a comeback tonight and fall to the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers by a final score of 75-43. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich who finished with 9 points. Paige Parker added 8 points. The Warriorettes will return to action on Saturday night when they take on Jackson County at home.



Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | January 25, 2018 6:41 pm

The Warriorettes trail the Lady Panthers 36-19 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich in the first half. Leftwich finished the first half with 5 points.



Spencer Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Jan. 25, 2018

Posted by | January 25, 2018 5:31 pm


Checking in with the White County High School swim team

Posted by | January 25, 2018 8:43 am

The White County High School swim team competed in a Divisional Meet on Jan. 9 at the Gallatin Civic Center. In that meet, the WCHS team finished in first place out of 11 teams. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in third out nine teams, but with the combined score, WCHS finished in first place in their division.

Overall, for the meet, WCHS had six swimmers finished in the top 10 in their races and WCHS had four swimmers place in multiple races. The WCHS swimmers also broke five WCHS records and set new personal best on 14 different race.

On the boys’ side, Japheth Griggs swam … Read More


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