Woodland Park Afterschool students complete rock garden

Posted by | January 12, 2018 6:12 am

Each student who attends the 21st CCLC afterschool program at Woodland Park Elementary School was given the opportunity to color a stone in the way that the student chose.  These stones were placed in a large planter at the entrance of the school. This will be an ongoing project, as more stones will be added in the future.  If you are visiting Woodland Park Elementary, be sure to check out the


Warriors fall to the Cavs

Posted by | January 11, 2018 9:13 pm

The Warriors were unable to overcome the Cookeville Cavs tonight and fell by a final score of 57-36. The Warriors were led by Micah Webster who finished with 16 points. The Warriors and the Warriorettes will be back in action when they travel Stone Memorial High School on Tuesday night. The Warriorettes will get the night started at 6 pm with the Warriors to follow.





Warriorettes hold on for the win

Posted by | January 11, 2018 7:45 pm

The Warriorettes hold on late to pull out a 62-55 win over the Cookeville Lady Cavs. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen who finished with 23 points. Mia Murray also chipped in 13 points. With the win, the Warriorettes move to 15-4 on the season and 1-0 in District 6AAA play.



Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | January 11, 2018 6:36 pm

The Warriorettes trail the Cookeville Lady Cavs 25-22 at the half. Gracie Dodgen leads the Warriorettes with 10 points at the half.



Breaking News: White Co./ Cookeville Game moved up 24 hrs.

Posted by | January 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Due to the impending inclement weather forecast for not only the Upper Cumberland, but also most of the state of Tennessee, administrators have decided to move up the District 6AAA encounter between White County High School and Cookeville. The game, originally set to be played Friday night, will now be played Thursday (tonight), at Roy Sewell Gymnasium, in hopes of beating Mother Nature to the punch and getting the game played before the bad weather hits the area. The girls’ game will still tip off at 6 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.


Body of missing boater is found at Center Hill

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Updated @ 12:49 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 11

TWRA officers recovered the body of 66-year-old, Scott Northrup from Putnam County, on Center Hill Lake, around 11:30 a.m. The body was recovered using a remote operated vehicle in about 33 feet of water in the Florida Branch section of the lake. This location was less than 150 yards away from where Northrup’s boat was recovered. Northrup’s body was taken to the DeKalb County Coroner’s office. Northrup was not wearing a personal flotation device. Search crews included TWRA officers, the DeKalb County Sheriff Department and DeKalb County Search and Rescue.

Northrup was reported missing around 5:30 p.m., Jan. 10. Northrup did … Read More


TN guardsmen in World War I

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:41 pm

In this issue of the Volunteer State Guard Magazine, they research the Tennessee National Guardsmen who earned the Medal of Honor in World War I. Also in this issue, the Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy, the Tennessee National Guard’s new youth program, graduates its first class. Read it by clicking here.

TDOT ready for winter weather

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:32 pm

NASHVILLE, Thursday, Jan. 11 – The Tennessee Department of Transportation can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. In preparation for the winter season, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine tru

“We begin our winter preparations months in advance,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins and our brine are fully stocked, and our employees are ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather. Clearing our roadways as soon as we can is vital to keeping motorists safe and traffic moving in Tennessee.”

TDOT’s statewide 2017/2018 winter weather … Read More


Goodwill hosting job fair

Posted by | January 11, 2018 10:35 am

The Goodwill Career Solutions center, at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville, will host a job fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 16, for six employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Putnam and White counties.

Employers include TLD Logistics, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Signature Healthcare of Putman County, SunCrest Private Care, Metro Industrial and WISE Staffing. Openings include correction officer, caregiver, dietary, laundry, housekeeping, certified nursing assistant, assembly, packaging, furniture delivery, home restoration and other positions. Rates of pay reach $15 per hour.

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged … Read More



2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Program in Sparta

Posted by | January 11, 2018 10:17 am

For several years, Herman Hill, a prominent and devoted resident of Sparta, organized and sponsored the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program. This has been a great tradition for the community, which continues to encourage a spirit of unity and support among all of the residents of Sparta and the surrounding area.

Mr. Hill passed away in October 2017, and some members of the community are continuing this tradition by planning the activities for the 2018 MLK holiday. These activities are centered on the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday national holiday (Jan. 15). Participants will be honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy and building upon his … Read More


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