School resource officers attend basic training course in Cookeville

Posted by | October 25, 2018 8:10 am

Student resource officers have completed training to properly prepare them for their new positions. L-R: Scott O’Dell, David Grissom, Dustin Reels, Kenny Dobson, Wade Phillips, Sheriff Steve Page, Steve Turpin, and Allan Hale.

The six new school resource officers for White County attended a basic training course hosted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office during the recent fall break.

All resource officers are required to take a training course within the first year of taking the job. Sheriff Steve Page stated it was a benefit to his office that his resource officers were able to take the training course as early as they did.

Capt. Kenny Dobson, who did not take the training but instead attended a Student Resource Conference, in Gatlinburg, wanted to express his gratitude as well to Putnam County for hosting the training event.

Page explained that his … Read More

Ruth Payne

Posted by | October 24, 2018 7:03 pm

Ruth Payne, 79, of Sparta, passed away today at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gobble Wobble

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:49 am

Saturday, Nov. 17

Who: Fellowship Renewed Church

What: Gobble Wobble, 1-mile run fun for all ages – (first place runner, best turkey costume, best decorated wagon or stroller) $5 per person entry fee – ages 10 and under are free

When: 9 a.m.

Where: 26 E. Maple St.

Contact: Register at

Eastland breakfast

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:45 am

Saturday, Nov. 3

Who: Eastland Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits, pancakes on request); $7 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire Station #1, 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd.

Contact: For deliveries call (931) 935-8200

Ravenscroft Church pastor appreciation

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:45 am

Sunday, Oct. 28

Who: Ravenscroft Church of God

What: Pastor appreciation, recognizing Kenneth Peters’ 25 years of service

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Featured singers: The Cooper Family; other special singers include Bubba Johnson, Penny Roberts, and many other friends; please bring a covered dish)

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 808-2946

Plainview Church singing

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:44 am

Saturday, Oct. 27

Who: Plainview Free Will Baptist Church

What: Featured singers: Midnight Cry

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Church, 649 Will Thompson Rd.

Cassville breakfast

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:43 am

Saturday, Oct. 27

Who: Cassville Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, ham, bacon, fried potatoes, orange juice, milk, coffee) $7 for adults, $5 children

When: 6-10 a.m.
Where: Fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane

Contact: (931) 761-2476 (will deliver for orders of five or more)

Market Facilitation Program

Posted by | October 24, 2018 9:42 am

The USDA, Farm Service Agency, has announced the Market Facilitation Program. MFP provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, and hog producers meet the cost of disrupted markets, and is in response to trade damage caused from unjustified retaliation by foreign markets. A payment will be issued for 50% of the producer’s total production of the commodity. A second payment rate, if applicable, will be announced around December 3rd.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2019.

For more information please call the White/Putnam/Van Buren Farm Service Agency office at (931) 738-7822 or visit us at 749 Millers Point Rd, Sparta

Harold Gordon Carter

Posted by | October 24, 2018 7:52 am

Harold Gordon Carter, 80, a McMinnville resident and White County native, passed away Oct. 22, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Carter was born Aug. 18, 1938, to Casto Carter and Gladys Delong Carter.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired self-employed backhoe operator, and a member of Victory Free Will Baptist Church.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Billy, J.C., and Leroy Carter; and sisters, Geneva McPeak and Barbara Adcock.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Todd and Judy Carter, of McMinnville, Toby and Jennifer Carter, of Beersheba Springs, Pam and Allen Robinson, of Hermitage, Stacey … Read More

Campus events help fight hunger

Posted by | October 24, 2018 6:41 am

Heating Up the Quad, an annual fundraiser for the Tech Food Pantry, featured more than 30 cooking teams feeding more than 900 people. The campus also comes together for the Tech Backpack Project to help fight hunger in the Upper Cumberland.

Whether it is raising money for the Tennessee Tech Food Pantry or packing backpacks full of food for school children in the Upper Cumberland, the Tech campus comes together a couple a times a year to fight hunger.

Earlier this month, residents, faculty and staff from Tech’s seven Learning Villages — Service and Leadership, Arts and Media, Men’s, Engineering, Global, Environmental, and Women’s — filled backpacks with … Read More

Police respond to wreck on Highway 111

Posted by | October 23, 2018 1:10 pm

Nor far past the Fred Hill Road and Highway 111 intersection, Sparta Police respond to a wreck. At least one vehicle was transported from the scene and one person was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Details are unknown at this time.

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