Doyle College research project

Posted by | August 25, 2018 12:13 pm

By Landon D. Medley

Did Charles Lee Graham, Floyd Lee Graham, Willie Bell Graham, Sara Ruth Sherrell, Ray Watson, Carl Cannon, Margaret Eller, Laura Earls, Martha Jo Felton, Howard Foster, Helen Foster, Fred Alverson, Willie Pearl Goddard, Maude Ellen Phifer, Helen Sparkman, James Swindler attend Doyle in the 1920’s; by 1920’s, over 4,000 children had attended the school. In charge of girls’ dorm was Mrs. Milo [Lou Ella Rodgers] Moore, born 14 Jun 1876, died 24 Mar 1956, buried Greenwood Cemetery, White Co., TN, daughter of John T.  and Josephine McGuire Rogers, married 23 Jan 1898, Milo Moore born 10 May 1855, died 3 Apr 1927 buried Greenwood … Read More

Sunny Adair Davis

Posted by | August 25, 2018 9:52 am

Feb. 9, 2018-Aug. 23, 2018

Sunny Adair Davis passed away shortly after noon, on Aug. 23, 2018. Although his life on the earth was short, Baby Sunny was a blessing to his family, friends, and to the countless others who prayed for him from the moment he began his life, on Feb. 9, 2018.

The journey with Sunny wasn’t always easy, but it was incredibly beautiful. Baby Sunny beat the odds and was born 15 weeks early at Erlanger Hospital. When Sunny took his first breath, there was no doubt that he was fearfully and wonderfully made. His family is so thankful to have had the opportunity to … Read More

Van Buren County Fair pageants

Posted by | August 25, 2018 7:14 am

Van Buren jail administrator named Training Officer of the Year

Posted by | August 25, 2018 7:04 am

The jail administrator for Van Buren County Sheriff Department Jarrod Campbell, recently received the Training Officer of the Year Award at the Tennessee Corrections Institute Conference, in Franklin. Also pictured are Kim Summer, of Macon County, and Ben Nolt, of Van Buren County.

Van Buren Sheriff Department continues fight against drugs

Posted by | August 25, 2018 7:00 am

Multiple marijuana plants were set ablaze by the Van Buren County Sheriff Department.

(Above and below) While investigating a theft, Spencer Police Chief Michael Brock called the sheriff department’s K-9 officer, Deputy Ballew, for assistance with locating dangerous drugs. K-9 Rade was deployed, and the pictured drugs and weapon were recovered and removed from the community.

And the winner is…

Posted by | August 25, 2018 6:53 am

Van Buren County Fairest of the Fair is MaKayla Mooneyham, who was also named Miss Congeniality. Sheridan Bouldin was named first runner up. See more pageant photos on 6A. (Photo by LOU ANN BANKS MYERS)

By Hansel Moore

Aug. 16 was the opening night of the abbreviated Van Buren County Fair. Young women were prepared to shine with their gowns, smiles, and poise.

It was the Fairest of the Fair pageant with contestants of various ages representing the county. The stands and parking areas were full, as two contestants for the crown were introduced and given the opportunity to answer a proposed question.   Makayla Mooneyham and Sheridan Bouldin … Read More

Spencer police increase impaired driving enforcement

Posted by | August 25, 2018 6:51 am

By Hansel Moore

The Spencer Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign from August 17 to September 3, surrounding the Labor Day holiday. This initiative coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization to increase impaired-driving enforcement nationwide.

Sadly, the statistics prove that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 10,497 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2016. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2012 to 2016—one person killed every 50 minutes in 2016. … Read More

Warriors score

Posted by | August 24, 2018 9:22 pm

Warriors score with 6:14 remaining in the game to cut Warren County’s lead to 20-13.

The Art Bin has grand opening ceremony

Posted by | August 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Art lovers will be pleased to know that there is a new business in Sparta that will have art classes for both children and adults. Located at 408 North Spring Street, The Art Bin’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was Friday, August 24, at 11:30 a.m. Hours are by appointment only, call 931.981.9333 or email them at

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