Mary Ruth Nash

Posted by | October 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Mary Ruth Nash, 93, passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at her daughter’s home, in Doyle.

Mrs. Nash was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Rome, Georgia, to Marvin Edgar Williams and Mary Eunice Gilbert Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Leon Nash, Harvel Rogers, Tony Pappalardo; and grandson, Todd Stone.

Survivors include her daughter, Olivia (Louis “Rip”) Stone; brother, Marvin Williams; grandsons, Jeffery Stone ( Kim), Mark Stone (Sherry); granddaughter, April Price (Glen); great- grandchildren, Jared Stone, C.J. Stone, Kayla Stone, Derek Stone, Emma Sullivian, Blake Lowery, Seth Lowery, Rachael Lowery; and great-great grandchildren, Breanna, Lane, Cora Adline, Ashton, Kylie, Jeremiah, and Aaliyah.

Funeral service … Read More


Charline Jones Farley

Posted by | October 17, 2018 11:31 am

Charline Jones Farley, 75, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 14, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Farley was born July 3, 1943, in Sparta, to Charlie Jones and Maude Exum Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Farley; and sisters, Jewell Jones, Treva Rice, Willene Wilson, and Agnes Masters.

Survivors include her daughter, Tish Riddick, of Cookeville; son, Mitch (Glynda) Farley, of Sparta; grandsons, Storm (Kalene) Farley, Justus (A.J.) Farley, Reece Riddick; sister, Pearl Luna, of Sparta; three brothers, Frank (Joan) Jones, Howard (Wanda) Jones, DeWayne Jones, all of Sparta; and special caregivers, Helen Dodson and Joe and Virginia Farley

Funeral service was 11 … Read More


James Boyd Turner

Posted by | October 17, 2018 11:30 am

James Boyd Turner, 73, a Sparta native and resident, passed away Oct. 13, 2018, at Vanderbilt Hospital, after an extended illness.

Mr. Turner was born Aug. 3, 1945, in White County. He was the son of Reece and Ruby Turner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reece Turner; two brothers, Reece Turner Jr., Charles Elsie “Billy” Turner; a son, Stevie Turner-Snyder; and a daughter, Tammy Louise Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Turner, of Sparta; his mother, Ruby Turner, of Sparta; his daughter, Jamie (Wally) Rhea, of McMinnville; two sisters, Paulette (Ray) Pharris, of Sparta, Joyce Randolph, of Smithville; six grandchildren, Marla Snyder, Trent Snyder, Brandy … Read More


Amy Lynne Goodwin

Posted by | October 17, 2018 11:29 am

Amy Lynne Goodwin, 55, a resident of Glenview, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly, on May 1, 2018.

Amy is now reunited in peace with her beloved father, Paul Goodwin, (who had resided in Cookeville); her grandparents; uncles; and her recently deceased aunt, Carol.

After five years living in Europe with her family, she finished her high school education, in Troy, Michigan, and then attended and graduated from Central Michigan University where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

Amy’s 30-plus-year career as a flight attendant with American Airlines offered her multiple opportunities to travel the world. Her American Airlines co-workers were a true family to her. … Read More



MTNG donates to Northfield

Posted by | October 16, 2018 8:50 am

Thanks to Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District Project Hometown Help Program for your generous donation to Northfield Elementary.  Northfield plans to use this donation to enrich the education of our students.


Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted by | October 16, 2018 8:17 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints starting on 10-21-18 through 10-27-2018 on US Hwy 70S in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Early voting begins Oct. 17

Posted by | October 16, 2018 8:13 am

Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 17. The dates and hours follow.

Oct. 17-Nov. 1

8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday)

9 a.m.-noon (Saturday)

White County Election Commission Office; White County Courthouse, 2nd floor



Cross Country competes in their final tune-up before regional

Posted by | October 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Members of the Warriorettes’ cross-country team include (L-R) Evan Welch, Macey Tollison, and Abigail Welch.

The lone member of the Warriors’ cross-country team is Gabe Sparkman.

The White County High School Cross-Country season is heading into the stretch run, and the local runners will have their most important races over the next couple of weeks.

The WCHS cross-country team competed in the Mid State Cross Country Association championship, on Oct. 13, 2018, as their final tune-up for the Region 3AAA race, which will be Oct. 24, at Camp Jordan, in East Ridge, Tennessee.

At the MSCCA this past weekend, at Buckner City Park, in Dickson County, three of … Read More


Warriors fall to the Falcons

Posted by | October 15, 2018 1:44 pm

Hunter Pope brings down Lincoln County’s ball carrier in Thursday night’s game. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

Allen Shoupe dives into the end zone for one of his two scores, on Thursday night. Shoupe finished the game with 26 carries for 89 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

The Warriors’ defense brings down the Lincoln County runner in Thursday night’s game. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

Missed opportunities were the downfall of the White County High School football team, on Thursday night, at Dee Harris Field. The Warrior football team offensively moved the football and was able to find the end zone three times, on Thursday night. However, … Read More


You have been weighed in the balances and found wanting

Posted by | October 15, 2018 9:53 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

The year was 1977, and I had just turned 18. I proudly cast my first vote ever in a presidential election for Democrat Jimmy Carter. He went on to not do the absolute best job in the position, but I always felt I had cast a vote for a good and decent man. It has been many years since that first vote, and I have never again voted for a Democrat for president. I have voted for many local Democrats, and, I know, knew, and worked with many hard working, God-loving, America-supporting Democrats throughout my life.

But this crop of people … Read More


Is less government really good for everybody?

Posted by | October 15, 2018 9:52 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

That philosophy has been the bedrock of the Republicans, Libertarians, and corporations for a long time. Conservatives also claim the Founding Fathers believed in limited government rule and in the early years of America’s development, that was true. I seriously doubt the Founding Fathers could have envisioned the growth of the population and technology we have today, in America. One great example is the infamous Second Amendment. I’m willing to bet the possibility of rapid-fire weapons, like the Gatling gun, was never on their radar. They never considered that, one day, slaves would be free or that women, former slaves, and non-property … Read More


County steering committees ready to begin new session

Posted by | October 15, 2018 9:48 am

White County Emergency Medical Service Director Mike Kerr recently addressed Steering Committee B of the county commission about a contract the organization has with the county.

The contract is with one of the hospices of White County and states that EMS will transport patients for the organization when they are called.

“Sometimes they have patients that will go from home to a nursing home or rehab,” said Kerr. “The contract just states that we will get paid the same rates – what we would get paid if we were normally transporting someone.”

Kerr went on to say that it is just a standard contract of intent of services … Read More


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